Adhering to the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) we accept a child as “any human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, the majority is attained earlier.” Children’s rights include their right to association with both parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for physical protection, food, universal state-paid education, health care, and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child, equal protection of the child’s civil rights, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of the child’s race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, color, ethnicity, or other characteristics.
Violation of child rights in the country is a common issue. Children face physical, sexual, and psychological torture and abuse irrespective of class or background. To protect children from violence and abuse, Bangladesh has ratified many international conventions and the latest is the Children Act 2013. We are committed to ensuring children are living a safe and healthy life with equitable access to human rights as defined by law. This program is a felt need-based window of SERAC-Bangladesh to respond to the critical needs and challenges children face every day in cities and rural areas in the country with an aim to ensure their safe childhood and a better lifestyle towards becoming youth.