Primary school net enrolment rate
Initial breast feeding
Breast fed within an hour
Breastfed within one day
Vitamin A supplementation
Low birth weight (below 2.5 kg)
Water on premises
Use sanitary latrine
No antenatal care
Delivery in health facilities
Child labour prevalence
Source: MICS 2006.
431.Citizens are protected under the Constitution against discrimination by the State irrespective of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It also guarantees freedom to all religions with specific protection for backward sections of society.
432.The advent of peace in the CHT has been followed by a strong expression of interest from international development partners and national NGOs in implementing programmes that will significantly improve the quality of life for Hill Tracts children and the enjoyment of their rights. In conformity with its obligations under the Peace Accord, the Government has made a special allocation of funds for projects in the Hill Tracts, with an emphasis on improving local infrastructure.
433.The Government with the support of UNDP has undertaken a project titled “Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts” with the aim of reducing poverty especially among the most vulnerable and strengthening the local institutions and communities. Again, ILO under its Women’s Empowerment through Employment and Health (WEEH) project, 2002-2005, in collaboration with MoLE, has implemented decent employment component with special focus on women’s entrepreneurship development in 3 hill districts in collaboration with NGOs.