About Children of Bangladesh:
Bangladesh is home to over 170 million people. More than 64 million children make up around 40 per cent of the population.
With a land mass roughly that of New York State, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and borders India and Myanmar
Bangladesh is a densely populated country and populations 170 millions. About half of the populations of Bangladesh are under the age of 18 who are considered as children and more than 20 million of them are under the age of 5. About 73% of children live in the rural areas and 27% live in the urban areas. One-third of these children continue to live below the international poverty line. The violation of child rights is a common matter in Bangladesh.
The children have basic rights to education, balance diet, health and nutrition, protection, participation, recreation, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
In Bangladesh about 30% of the people live in extreme poverty and many Families are quite unable to fulfill the basic needs which compel them to engage their children in risky works. About 22% of the children in Bangladesh are illiterate, 30% know how to signature their names, 36% of the children have primary education and only 10% have secondary education. Approximately 80% of students enrolled in grade one complete primary school. High drop-out rates due to poverty and poor quality of teaching and learning are serious problems for primary schools. Only 46% of boys and 53% of girls attend secondary school. About 50% of primary and 80% of secondary level students drop out of school in Bangladesh.
Deprivation of seven human needs such as health, nutrition, education, water, Sanitation, shelter, and information are higher among children living in the income poor families than their counterparts.