|VNR Status Report||Globally it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2-17 years, have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past years. As in all countries thought the world, children living in Bangladesh experience situations of violence. Children continue to be subjected to various forms[i] of violence, including killings, torture and rapes in their homes, within their communities, schools, and work environments. The perpetrators range from parents, caregivers, peers or strangers. Some specific categories of children remain more vulnerable than others, especially trafficking victims, children of sex workers, those with disabilities, those from ethnic or religious minority groups, refugees, those affected by AIDS, Dalit (untouchable) children. Working children are subjected to cruel torture, which many cases leading to their deaths.
This report is an attempt to take a deeper look into the different violence happening against children on this country , the reasons, trend and analysis, FGD with children, existing policy frameworks and makes some key recommendations.
|Impact Story on Advocating for National Community Health Wor||Written By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury.
In Bangladesh child mortality has dropped from 65 deaths per 1000 live births in 2007 to 45 deaths per 1000 live births in 2017-2018. This huge reduction in numbers was only possible due to the contribution of the Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are the backbone of the entire health system, working tirelessly on the frontline, providing health services to the most vulnerable groups of population residing in the remote wetlands of Bangladesh. Commonly referred to as ‘doctor apas’, as a gesture of respect and love from the community, these
frontline workers comprise of almost 50% of the total health workforce.||02/06/2020||5MB|
|Child Perception Survey on COVID19: Impact on Children|| Millions of children around the world are now out of school, living in a lock-down, many of them exposed to ever more threats of violence, neglect and abuse from stressed-out family members and online abusers. Children of Bangladesh are also faced with similar threats. In our fight against the pandemic and its socioeconomic consequences, it is important that our actions are based on ground realities the children are faced with to be effectively responsive. And it is imperative that we listen directly from the children to understand their needs, fears, worries and struggles. This study is an attempt towards that end and made an effort to reach the most marginalized children to get their perceptions and better understand the impact of the crisis on them. The study is aimed at - i) unraveling the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the most marginalized children of Bangladesh, and ii) strengthen GO-NGO strategies and actions by informing them with the realities of the children amidst the pandemic.
Read the full report.||13/05/2020||2MB|
| Pneumonia Policy Impact in Bangladesh||Written By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury
Over 48 million pneumonia vaccinations have been provided for children since 2015 since the inclusion of Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV) in Government’s routine Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) in March 2015. Save the Children and its partners have continued to advocate for this inclusion through the National Pneumonia Coalition for over 5 years. This success was a huge step forward in reducing preventable childhood deaths caused my Pneumonia.||27/04/2020||2MB|
| Bangladesh commits to reduce child deaths from pneumonia|| Inadequate healthcare, malnutrition and air pollution are causing children to die from pneumonia, which killed on average one child every hour in Bangladesh in 2019.
Government officials from Bangladesh committed to reaching global targets of reducing child pneumonia to 3 pneumonia deaths per 1000 live births in ‘Global Pneumonia Forum’.
|United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children||A child-friendly poster by Save the Children on joint ventures with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Bangladesh Shishu Academy and Breaking the Silence based on the articles 1-42 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children.||19/11/2019||3MB|
|Save the Children in Bangladesh: Annual Report 2018||Save the Children is one of the world’s leading independent organisations for children. We save children’s lives. We ﬁght for their rights. We help them fulﬁl their potential. Through our work, Save the Children puts the most deprived and marginalised children ﬁrst, to ensure that all children beneﬁt from the progress the world is making.
|Rout to Right: Children are speaking up ||A global report on the status of children’s rights in 17 countries was launched in June 2019. In line with that global initiative, nationally we are launching 'Route to Rights: Children are Speaking up' report on National Child Rights Situation in Bangladesh.
This report is done by 'Joining Forces: Child Rights Now', a joint initiative of 6 organizations. The initiative plans to advocate for renewed commitment to achieve the rights of all children and the Convention as well as to integrate a child rights focus in measuring the Sustainable Development Goals. Children’s voices, views and recommendations has been a central part of the report.
|Child Survival from Pneumonia in Bangladesh||Save the Children is working with a coalition of partners, known as Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses in advocating for actively contributing to child survival from pneumonia in Bangladesh, in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.||19/05/2019||775KB|
|Pneumonia: the Forgotten Killer of Children in Bangladesh||Written By: Tahrim Ariba Chaudhury
Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children under 5 in Bangladesh. The deadly disease took the lives of over 16,000 children under the age of 5 in 2016- that is close to two deaths every hour. Save the Children in Bangladesh has committed to the Global Pneumonia Centenary Commitment and aims to convene a movement to tackle childhood pneumonia by supporting national advocacy and campaigning, providing technical support for innovative pneumonia treatments and techniques so that Every Last Child in Bangladesh is protected, prevented and treated from pneumonia.