child rights

Ensuring child rights: Social protection schemes are crucial

Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social reformer who  was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai in 2014, talks to the The Daily Star about the global child rights situation during his visit to Bangladesh on January 14-18.

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Bollywood, sex education, and teaching consent

I found out last Sunday that Ajay Devgn taught my husband about consent.

Break the trend, invest more in children

Too many children in Bangladesh miss out on a childhood and live precarious lives as they are forced to drop out of school, take up hazardous work, or enter into child marriage.

Where is the law and humanity for children working in domestic settings?

Around a month ago, protests broke out in Uttara after the body of a 12-year-old child named Boishakhi was recovered from a home in Sector 3, hanging from the ceiling fan.

Editorial / Enforce the law on child labour

Despite the law prohibiting the employment of children, many brick kiln owners across Cumilla's Chauddagram upazila employ minors to do hazardous work.

Modern Slavery and Child Labour / Asia's unacceptable record

Out of the 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, almost two thirds—25 million people—are exploited in Asia and the Pacific. Making the region host to the largest number of victims of modern slavery today.

A last call to protect our children

On the first day of April in 1930, a law came into force in the then Indian subcontinent restraining child marriage.

Tortured over trivial matters

Physical assaults on children continue across the country despite protests by child rights activists, laws against corporal

Do not lower marriageable age of girls

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has recommended that the women and children affairs ministry refrain from taking any legislative measures to lower the girls' minimum marriageable age below 18.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Ensuring child rights: Social protection schemes are crucial

Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social reformer who  was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Malala Yousafzai in 2014, talks to the The Daily Star about the global child rights situation during his visit to Bangladesh on January 14-18.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Bollywood, sex education, and teaching consent

I found out last Sunday that Ajay Devgn taught my husband about consent.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

Break the trend, invest more in children

Too many children in Bangladesh miss out on a childhood and live precarious lives as they are forced to drop out of school, take up hazardous work, or enter into child marriage.

May 1, 2019
May 1, 2019

Where is the law and humanity for children working in domestic settings?

Around a month ago, protests broke out in Uttara after the body of a 12-year-old child named Boishakhi was recovered from a home in Sector 3, hanging from the ceiling fan.

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

Enforce the law on child labour

Despite the law prohibiting the employment of children, many brick kiln owners across Cumilla's Chauddagram upazila employ minors to do hazardous work.

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

Asia's unacceptable record

Out of the 40 million victims of modern slavery worldwide, almost two thirds—25 million people—are exploited in Asia and the Pacific. Making the region host to the largest number of victims of modern slavery today.

March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017

A last call to protect our children

On the first day of April in 1930, a law came into force in the then Indian subcontinent restraining child marriage.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Tortured over trivial matters

Physical assaults on children continue across the country despite protests by child rights activists, laws against corporal

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Do not lower marriageable age of girls

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has recommended that the women and children affairs ministry refrain from taking any legislative measures to lower the girls' minimum marriageable age below 18.

September 1, 2015
September 1, 2015

Child brutalised once again!

Yet again, we are confronted with the appalling news of 12-year-old boy tied to a tree and beaten mercilessly by more than one person, apparently as 'punishment for theft'.