IKEA assembles Cabinet to fight for children's rights!

IKEA assembles Cabinet to fight for children’s rights!


Dhaka – Different organisations will work together in Bangladesh to protect the rights of children on the move, or child migrants, under a global campaign – ‘Let’s Play for Change’.IKEA Foundation launched the campaign globally on Sunday, marking the Universal Children’s Day, aiming to support children’s development and learning, equal participation in the community, and playing sports, especially soccer, as well.
In Bangladesh, IKEA Foundation is teaming up with Save the Children, Room to Read, and Handicap International, to mitigate unsafe migration for children and advance the rights of children on the move to protection, education, play and development, according to Save the Children.
Bangladesh has always been the most disaster-prone country in the world. Now it finds itself on the frontline of the devastation wreaked by climate change. It is rapidly becoming an urban country, which is causing an increase in the migration rate risking the lives of more and more children.
According to the Bangladesh Urban Health Survey, the country’s urban population stands at 53 million and it will be 79.5 million by 2028. Migration is on the rise in the country while a major portion of them are children who move unsafely.
Often migrating children here end up in a deplorable reality. Living or working on the streets, being trafficked within and cross borders with extreme vulnerability to all forms of abuse, sexual exploitation, no or poor access to basic and development services, and losing precious childhood are some of the common consequences of unsafe child migration.
Save the Children, Room to Read and Handicap International through their different programmes will use play as an activity, to fight for children’s rights in the country.
“Through our programme we are aiming to reach almost 33,000 children,” said the woman behind the directly and indirectly based in Satkhira, Rajshahi and Dhaka districts who are vulnerable to unsafe migration. – UNB


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