Laila Khondkar | The Daily Star
  • Laila Khondkar

  • Are we serious about ending violence against children?

    A report titled, “Keeping the Promise: Ending Violence Against Children by 2030” has recently been presented by Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children, at a side event, “Putting Children at the Heart of the 2030 Agenda” during the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
  • 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.