Laila Khondkar

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

Ending violence against children must be a national priority

According to the Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020, each year, half of the world’s children (approximately one billion) are affected by physical, sexual or...

July 2, 2020
July 2, 2020

Reimagining an inclusive society

On March 12, 2020, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organised a discussion titled “Discrimination and Racism During Coronavirus Outbreak”.

October 12, 2019
October 12, 2019

Let girls realise their dreams

All over the world, we are seeing more and more girls raising their voice for their rights. From stopping child marriages to standing up against gender-based violence and demanding action to...

September 8, 2019
September 8, 2019

Are we serious about ending violence against children?

A report titled, “Keeping the Promise: Ending Violence Against Children by 2030” has recently been presented by Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence...

June 26, 2019
June 26, 2019

Think before donating to orphanages

While working in Liberia during 2013-2014, I along with the team had an opportunity to support the government in implementing their deinstitutionalisation policy.

August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018

Protecting the students' best interests

I remember I was in the classroom of a high school in a small district of Bangladesh when several students appeared at the door, and sought permission from our teacher to say a few words before...

May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018

Let's start with engaging men in a caregiving role

Sexual violence including rape of girls and women is a serious concern in our society today. Recently, several cases of rape in public transport have made the headlines.

March 12, 2018
March 12, 2018

Children are speaking up: Are we ready to listen?

After working on child rights for the most part of my professional life, I have come to realise that there is a very limited understanding of children's rights in our society.

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse - What Parents Can Do?

The most common misconceptions about child sex abuse is that it is only perpetrated by strangers and that it is gender specific to girls. Some think that children from poor families are vulnerable...

September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017

Parenting Issues

While looking into this matter of mother-child relationship we have come across some interesting specialist's viewpoints regarding the