Laila Khondkar | The Daily Star
  • Laila Khondkar

  • Think before donating to orphanages

    While working in Liberia during 2013-2014, I along with the team had an opportunity to support the government in implementing their deinstitutionalisation policy.
  • Protecting the students' best interests

    I remember I was in the classroom of a high school in a small district of Bangladesh when several students appeared at the door, and sought permission from our teacher to say a few words before everyone.
  • sexual violence

    Let's start with engaging men in a caregiving role

    Sexual violence including rape of girls and women is a serious concern in our society today. Recently, several cases of rape in public transport have made the headlines.
  • Children

    Children are speaking up: Are we ready to listen?

    After working on child rights for the most part of my professional life, I have come to realise that there is a very limited understanding of children's rights in our society.
  • Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse - What Parents Can Do?

    The most common misconceptions about child sex abuse is that it is only perpetrated by strangers and that it is gender specific to girls. Some think that children from poor families are vulnerable to abuse and children who are healthy