Street Children in Bangladesh

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Bangladesh

Street children in Bangladesh live in extreme poverty, and do not have sufficient access to human rights such as education, housing, healthcare, and protection. According to the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, there were over 1.5 million street children in Bangladesh in 2015, with further estimates suggesting this could rise to 1.6 million by 2024. For children, particularly in Dhaka, organised crime is a reality. Rather than receiving protection by those in authority, they have been led into a life of petty theft, sexual exploitation, drug taking, and are frequently subject to beatings, arrest and imprisonment.

Our Projects in Bangladesh

Tackling Child Labour and Modern Day Slavery in Asia

Led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), this project is working in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar to identify ways we can increase children’s options to avoid engaging in hazardous and exploitative labour.

Funded by DFID.

Advocating for Rights of Street Children in Bangladesh

This project works with street children, civil society and the government to create change and improve the quality of street children’s lives and their access to education, healthcare, shelter and safe employment opportunities.

Funded by the Commonwealth Foundation.

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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