Children & Youth Rights
Child protection and development are central to the mandate of Rupantar. The organization plans an intervention through informing adolescents and adults on child development with a strong focus on adolescence from their rights perspective. Considering the objective, Rupantar undertook advocacy for change of social attitudes and norms, strengthened capacity of the community to respond towards child protection and the establishment of protective mechanisms against child abuse, violence, exploitation and child rights violations. The objective of the program is to empower children, adolescents and youths by involving them in social initiatives which will capacitate them to take decisions by combating against prevailing harmful norms and values.
1. Project name - Combatting early marriage in Bangladesh (CEMB)
Enhance capacity of government officials and CP (Child Protection) actors on CMRA (Child Marriage Restraint Act) 2017 to prevent and respond to child rights violations, particularly CEFM (Child Marriage restricting act), among vulnerable girls.
- Local elected bodies,
- Government officials,
- Political leaders and
- Women leaders.
- Conduct safeguarding risk analysis and mitigation strategy workshop and annual reviews with plan and partner staff
- Hold ToT sessions for national resource pool on CMRA 2017, GE, child rights and protection, roles and responsibilities training package
- Hold national level meetings with UNICEF and other development organizations working on CEFM for coordination and inter-agency suppor
Districts- Meherpu, Chuadanga, Jhinaidah, Magura, Jessore
Upazillas– Sadar upazila under all districts
Beneficiaries – 1,183 (F- 473 and M- 710)
Direct: 183 and Indirect: 1,000.
Divisional Training Manager