Child abuse in Bangladesh

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  • Farzana Islam Department of Forensic Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Gulshan Ara Akhter Department of Forensic Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College, Shahbag, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/imcj.v9i1.27635

Abstract

In Bangladesh, a large number of children are deprived of their basic human rights due to unacceptable health, nutrition, education as well as social conditions. In addition, children are exposed to severe forms of sexual, physical and mental abuses at home, in the work place, in institutions and other public places. The nature and extent of violence against children irrespective of age, sex and class has been increasing day by day. These include physical torture, rape, homicide and sometimes heinous attacks with acid. Children are also victims of child labor and trafficking, both of which are treated as the most severe form of child exploitation and child abuse in the world today. This review article is aimed to focus on the present situation of various forms of child abuses in our country. Data collection is based on secondary sources of information from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, One Stop Crisis Center (OCC),UNICEF, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, several Dhaka based organizations and news paper clipping.

Ibrahim Med. Coll. J. 2015; 9(1): 18-21

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Farzana Islam, Department of Forensic Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College, Shahbag, Dhaka



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Published

2016-05-07

How to Cite

Islam, F., & Akhter, G. A. (2016). Child abuse in Bangladesh. Ibrahim Medical College Journal, 9(1), 18–21. https://doi.org/10.3329/imcj.v9i1.27635

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