RAJSHAHI: Development activists and campaigners concerned here raised voice against risky child labour and sexual harassment against the children for the greater interest of giving scope of grooming their latent talents through proper physical and mental development, reports BSS.
They also demanded punitive measures against the social crimes and urged all the government and non-government entities concerned to come forward and work together to this end.They put forward the demand while addressing a human chain and street corner meeting at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point in the city on Tuesday.
Association for Community Development (ACD) and Ain O Shalish Kendra jointly organized the programme to mark the International Child Labour Prevention Day-2018. ACD’s project titled ‘Sexual Exploitation of Children Online and in Travel and Tourism’ supported the meeting.
Members of the child defenders forum and community watch group were present at the programme.
ACD Project Coordinators Meraj Uddin Talukder and Ehsanul Amin, Project Officer Hafij Uddin and Programme Officer Ali Hossain, among others, addressed the meeting.
The development activists urged the community people to play a strong role in preventing child labour and online sexual harassment against children.