The present Government of Bangladesh has been implementing different initiatives for the complete well-being of children and achievements have been quite remarkable. However, in spite of that, violence against children still continues in various forms and manner. According to UNICEF, there are still 82% children aged 1-14 who are victimised by different kinds of violence.
Since 2015, when the world leaders finalised the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Government of Bangladesh has taken some noteworthy steps and initiatives to address the intended target of SDG 16.2 that reveals “End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence and torture against children”.
As such, the National Human Rights Commission and World Vision Bangladesh have launched a campaign “It takes me to end physical violence against children” to support the different initiatives of the Government in order to establish target 16.2. Through this campaign, World Vision is hopeful that five million children in Bangladesh will be reached, and be protected from physical violence at Home, School and Work place by 2021.
The launching of this campaign was held on 23 March 2017 at BRAC Center Inn that was chaired by Mr. Kazi Reazul Hoque Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Bangladesh and Mr. Md. Abul Kalam Azad Principal Coordinator (SDG Affairs), Prime Minister’s Office as a Chief Guest.
To know more about the launching campaign, have a look at the keynote below-