Child deaths in road accidents have increased, child marriages have decreased

The highest number of children killed in road accidents last year was 196. In 2021, this number was 69 people. According to that, the death rate of children in road accidents has increased by 184 percent in one year. Drowning is cited as the second leading cause of death for children. During this time 1 thousand 152 children drowned. Which in 2021 was 405 people. Such information has been disclosed by the non-governmental development organization Manawari Nai Foundation (MJF). The company published this information based on the news published in the newspaper.

They said that all children engaged in labor are subjected to abuse in one way or another. The majority of domestic workers are children and the rate of abuse is high, so the leaders of the organization demanded that domestic labor be listed as child labour.

This information was disclosed in a press conference titled ‘Bangladesh Child Situation 2022: From the Pages of Newspapers’ held at Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mia Auditorium of National Press Club on Tuesday. MJF Coordinator Rafeza Shaheen presented this report at the press conference. He said that the rate of child marriage has decreased by 94 percent in one year. In 2021, news of 41 thousand 95 child marriages were published in 23 districts of the country. In 2022 it decreased to 2 thousand 301. The report states that the rate of child rape has decreased by 31.5 percent in one year.

MJF executive director Shaheen Anam said in the press conference, according to MJF’s analysis, children are not safe in their own homes. Amran Khan, Assistant Director of Social Services Directorate, Roksana Begum, Executive Director of Breaking the Silence, Dhaka University Law Faculty Chairperson Professor Dr. Shahnaz Hooda and MJF Senior Coordinator Shahana Hooda Ranjana.

The article is in Bengali

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