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CRC/C/BGD/4

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Table 8.5

Estimates of street children by gender and age in 6 divisional and 5 district towns

Name of city/town

Street children by gender and age

Boys (%)

Girls (%)

Total (%)

SC population by number and percent

<10 yrs

11-18 yrs

< 10 yrs

11-18 yrs

Boys

Girls

Number

%

Dhaka

32.3

42.0

16.9

8.8

74.3

25.7

249 200

58.8

Chittagong

36.5

37.1

21.2

5.2

73.6

26.4

55 856

12.7

Rajshahi

24.8

68.5

4.7

2.0

93.4

6.6

20 426

4.7

Khulna

33.8

49.6

11.4

5.2

83.4

16.6

41 474

9.5

Barisal

19.3

74.1

4.3

2.2

93.4

6.6

9 771

2.2

Sylhet

26.2

66.2

4.2

3.4

92.4

7.6

13 165

3.0

Narayanganj

33.9

42.8

17.2

6.1

76.7

23.3

8 402

1.9

Mymensingh

26.9

63.3

6.1

3.8

90.1

9.9

6 715

1.5

Comilla

33.6

50.0

11.2

5.2

83.6

16.4

5 044

1.2

Rangpur

24.2

73.2

2.0

0.6

97.3

2.7

11 490

2.6

Jessore

33.8

53.5

8.7

4.0

87.3

12.7

8 270

1.9

Total number (%)

137 110 (31.9)

200 723 (46.7)

63 612 (14.8)

28 368 (6.6)

337 833 (78.6)

91 980 (21.4)

429 813 (100)

100

Source: BIDS, 2004.

439.The State Party is duly concerned about the magnitude, extent and vulnerability of the street children, and, therefore in association with NGOs and different development partners is undertaking programmes. BEHTRUC, ILO-IPEC and TBP projects are some of the examples. Several NGOs are also implementing various projects to address the issues of street children both jointly with the Government and individually.

IX.OPTIONAL PROTOCOLS TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

A.  Introduction

440.The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MoWCA) is the focal point and is responsible for coordinating implementation of the Protocol both between different ministries and at the national and sub-national levels.

441.The other line ministries that are extending support and bearing responsibility for achieving the commitments made under this protocol are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Social welfare, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. The Ministry of Home Affairs is playing an active role in the rescue and repatriation of trafficked victims in collaboration with the authorities of the receiving countries, while the Ministry of Social Welfare provides care, protection and reintegration of children that are at risk and vulnerable. There is an Implementation and Monitoring Committee for the NPA against the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children including Trafficking (SAECT) supported by a number of sub-working groups for coordinating the implementation of the NPA SAECT in association with NGOs and civil society representatives.

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