Childhope launches steps to help end child labour in Bangladesh.
ChildHope believes that children should enjoy a safe and secure childhood, but for those growing up in the toughest circumstances, these rights are denied. Born into extreme poverty and violence, they have no protection. Our works supports children who are considered the hardest to reach. These children may live and work on the street, be at risk of trafficking or child marriage, victims of abuse or sexual exploitation, working on rubbish dumps or in contact with the law. Children with disabilities are more likely to be stigmatised, abused, exploited or neglected.
We are ambitious. Our current strategy commits to supporting 250,000 of these hardest to reach children by 2020.
Although Ethiopia has made much progress in ensuring all children get an education, girls and disabled children still face huge barriers, particularly those in the very remote areas. Girls in particular face considerable barriers to achieving their potential. Many still have very poor attendance at primary school, so they perform badly in their exams and are unable to progress to secondary school. At secondary level, the language of teaching switches to English which is problematic as many children do not speak the language and the teachers themselves have poor English.Read more Donate now
Just over a quarter of India’s 440 million children are working on the streets. The common understanding of the term ‘street children’ is that a child is without parental care. Many children who live and work on the streets of India have run away from dysfunctional families where there are problems of domestic violence, substance-abuse and poverty. However, many more are still with their families.Read more View all issues
Marjorie was still in primary school when she realised she was pregnant. “I was driven away by my parents for what they referred to as shame in the family"
Tukaram is 13 years old and lives with his grandfather. His father is no longer in contact and his mother has remarried. His grandfather did not have enough…
16 year-old Sokhina lives in a slum near the Matuail dumping site with her parents. After moving to Dhaka, Sokhina started work as a waste picker.
The recent experiences of 14-year-old Sabina show what a fragile existence many Bangladeshi children endure. Sabina had to drop out of school to find work.
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