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  1. Introduction
  2. Measures to implement the optional protocol
  3. Implementation of the Protocol with regard to general principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  4. Sale of children
  5. Child prostitution and child pornography
  6. Criminal procedure
  7. Protections of children rights
  8. Prevention of sale, pornography and prostition of children
  9. Assistance of co-operation
  10. References
  11. Legislation on children
  12. Abbreviations

The Convention on the Rights of the Child and two Optional Protocols have marked a turning point in international law and children are essential tools in the implementation of national laws designed to stop crimes that are sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, children and other forms of sexual exploitation of children. Bangladesh has signed and ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography of children on 6 September 2000. It was one of the top ten countries in the world to ratify this instrument.
2. This is the initial report of Bangladesh on the status of implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography Children (hereinafter the "Protocol"), subject to review by the Committee on the Rights of the Child under paragraph 1 of Article 12. The report was prepared by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Children and the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, together with relevant ministries and institutions working for children in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee (CRC / OP/SA/1). The report highlights the steps that Bangladesh has adopted so far to implement the provisions of the Protocol.

[...] Two of the most renowned NGO, the Committee on Rural Development and the Bangladesh Center for community education and science provide children with an education focused on practical skills. Their education program is essentially to educate children about the violations of their rights, violations of their freedom, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and the consequences of early marriage. Both strategies are implemented to empower children to strengthen their capacities: Peer Education: This type of education, which is an important means of intervention aims to prevent child prostitution by making teenagers, especially girls, less vulnerable by giving them the means to act and developing their capacities. [...]

[...] 36) Bangladesh is also equipped with an arsenal of laws for the protection, maintenance and well being of the child, the more relevant in terms of the sale of children, child prostitution and of pornography featuring children as the following Sale of children 1.1 Act of 2000 on the Suppression of Violence against Women and Children 36. As amended in 2003, the Act defines a child as anyone under the age of 16 years. Article 6 provides that any person who buys or sells a child for illegal or contrary to morality or takes possession or exercises custody of a child for such purposes incurs the death penalty or life imprisonment, and a fine. [...]

[...] IV.PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF CHILD VICTIMS The 1974 Law on Child establishes guarantees for any child who needs care and protection. The Department of Social Services (under the Ministry of Social Action) helps child victims of crime / accused of having committed an offense. The Department of Women's Affairs (under the Ministry of Women Affairs and Children) operates shelters in various parts of the country. Centers located throughout the country provide psychosocial counseling and legal aid, offer recreational activities and provide basic education / training in practical skills and medical treatment, and support the rehabilitation and reintegration In addition to this, several NGOs provide various services to children who need protection against abuse, exploitation or trafficking. [...]

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