A concern for all seasons: Violence against children in Bangladesh continues to rise, particularly because children remain easy targets. The problem is two-fold: Poverty-stricken families do not only lack the resources to fight legal battles, but they lack the knowledge of trial procedures. The mark of a civilized society lies in how well its vulnerable communities are protected, and to that end, it is the duty of the government, unions, and local communities to come forward to protect children from violence, sexual and otherwise. Moreover, it is high time that communities do better in treating child victims as victims and perpetrators as monsters, and not the other way around. We must rise up to do all we can to protect all children; after all they are our most vulnerable, and most precious, of our citizens.
Source: Dhaka Tribune March 17, 2018 21:22 UTC