Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF)
BSAF, a national network of non-government organisations (NGOs), is actively engaged in child rights work. It was formed and launched in 1990, following the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by Bangladesh in the same year. BSAF advocates for a Child-Friendly world. It works as a networking entity and brings together and assists child rights organisations to pursue common goals. It helps to synthesise the viewpoints of member organisations and works to mobilise material and human resources for promoting child rights programs.
It provides collective leadership in program matters to member organisations. It works with law and policy makers to bring positive changes in national laws and policies relating to children. It runs a vigorous campaign at macro level to make the civil society and policy makers aware of the provisions of CRC and plays a proactive role in promoting and upholding these rights. It also provides guidelines and assistance to member organisations to carry out advocacies for promoting child rights and influencing the policies of the Government.
The vision and mission statement of BSAF is to establish a healthy, child-rights enriched society, free of abuse, exploitation and discrimination for the disadvantaged children of Bangladesh.
Organisational Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Mr Abdus Shahid Mahmood
Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Ms Halima Akter
Program Officer (Adv. & Net.)
Mailing Address: House- 42/43, Road- 2, Janata Cooperative Housing Society, Ring Road, Dhaka- 1207
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