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Project: Orientation Sessions on Child Rights for Police Officials

On going project : 18 Jun, 2019


Orientation Sessions on Child Rights for Police Officials were conducted under the project ‘Rule of Law and Access to Justice’ with the financial assistance of the British Council, Dhaka from May 2003 to March 2004.


The Centre organized orientation sessions at 389 police stations of 54 districts of six divisions from May 2003 till to March 2004. A set of five posters were handed over to the police containing messages on child rights issues namely security of children, child labour, violence against children, child trafficking and youth offenders. These messages mainly emphasized the role of police in protecting the rights of the child and the orientation sessions discussed on the clusters of child rights given in the CRC namely:

  • Survival rights are rights to the basic things, which sustain life such as health care, nutrition's food, clean water and a hygienic environment.
  • Development rights include the right to education, to a standard of living adequate for the child's development and to leisure, recreation and cultural activities.
  • Protection rights include the rights of children in high-risk situation such as refugee children, children without families and children vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and neglect.
  • Participation rights include the rights of children to have their views taken into account, to associate freely with others and to seek, receive and express information and ideas.


Seminar on Sharing Experience: Towards Child Friendly Policing

Centre for Women and Children Studies organized a Seminar on Sharing Experience: Towards Child Friendly Policing at Rajarbagh Police Line Auditorium on 15 March 2004 with the financial assistance of the British Council. About 60 police high officials comprising Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan, Additional Inspector General of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police from different districts and Officers-in-Charge from Dhaka Metropolitan.