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App ‘Joy’ to combat violence against women, children

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MNA Tech Desk: ‘Joy’, a mobile app on receiving emergency support to combat violence against women and children, was launched, reports news agency. The mobile-based Joy application software has been developed by Multi-Sectoral Program on Violence Against Women (MSPVAW) of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs with funding and technical support from the a2i Programme in an attempt to provide immediate assistance to women and children who are already and/or are about to be victims of torture or violence. During an emergency, the app user can instantaneously send distress SMS to the Police Super, Deputy Police Commissioner of the ...

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10,000 children killed, maimed in conflicts worldwide: UN

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MNA Feature Desk: More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed amid armed conflicts worldwide last year, while others were raped, forced to serve as armed soldiers or caught in attacks on schools and hospitals, a United Nations report said Wednesday. A total of more than 21,000 violations of children’s right were reported in 2017 – a sharp increase from the previous year, according to the annual “Children and Armed Conflict” report. The U.N. blames a U.S.-backed Arab coalition fighting in Yemen for at least half of the more than 1,300 child deaths or injuries recorded in that poor nation. ...

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Parents’ arguments really affect their children

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. Not only the relationship between the parent and child that is important but also how parents get on with each other also plays a big role in a child’s wellbeing, with the potential to affect everything from mental health to academic success and future relationships. But there is the chance for some good to come out of a “positive” row. In most cases, arguments will have little or no negative effects for children. But when parents shout and are angry with ...

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Protecting children’s rights in BD: Reality lies far from expectation

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MNA Editorial Desk: Children are the creator’s most precious gift to mankind and most precious as future of a nation depends on them. We need to protect them from all adverse situations to the best of our ability. Children cannot fight alone for their rights. They are dependent on the adults for that. Hence, children’s rights are one of the most discussed areas of human rights as well all around the world. Children have several rights including that to special protection. Food, healthcare, education etc but they remain vulnerable to adversities through a good part of their lives. Therefore, it’s ...

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Importance of understanding child’s behavior

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MNA Life Style Desk: Understanding your children is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very helpful in becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. You need to bear in mind that your child has a unique personality trait that remains consistent throughout life. Overall behavior Children often show us they are having a problem through their behavior rather than words. If your child is acting out and getting into trouble often, it is a clue that something needs to be problem-solved or that they need ...

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20th International Children’s Film Festival 2017 held at Hyderabad

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The children cheered and hollered ‘shaktiman’ as Mukesh Khanna, Chairperson, CFSI as was called upon the stage. “Children love to watch films especially made for them,” he said in his welcome address. He wishes for a time when “children’s day will become children’s week.” “My children’s day couldn’t have been better” said the noted actor Yami Gautam. She recalled a childhood memory of her first recital competition. “I froze when when I got onto the stage and ran away” she said. She lauded the little directors for displaying confidence of great leaders. Actor-Director Satish Kaushik ...

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Parenting with Religious Inspiration and Intent

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Religion is not really a choice rather an elemental part of growing up in any South Asian family. Transmission of prayers and rituals occur impeccably through demonstrations of devout parents and elders. Explanations are rarely offered, and questions are addressed with little more than, “that’s just the way it is.” It is likely to spark thoughts about the connection between religion and child rearing for today’s South Asian parent. A generation or two ago, it was basically unheard of for parents to consider when or whether they should introduce their child to God, but now these questions ...

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Stop Women Trafficking

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MNA Editorial Desk: Women trafficking are at present a big global issue. This trade results in unimaginable mental and physical abuse, loss of human dignity, violation of countless human rights. It is a modern form of slavery, violates national and international laws against rape, torture, abduction and murder. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in trafficking of women in Bangladesh.  Very little work has been done to understand the local dynamics of the Problem meaningfully. Trafficking in women features prominently on the global agenda both from human rights perspective as well as broader safe migration viewpoint. According ...

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Today’s Children Are Future’s Rescuers: Mir Mosharref Hossain

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MNA National Desk: Today’s children are future’s rescuers.  So, everyone has to work for the children with fresh heart as was said by the Chairman of Mohammadi Group of Companies, Mir Mosharref Hossain. He made that address in the speech of Chief Guest of a drawing, rhymes and poems competition arranged by Nobodoy Shongho at Tajmahal Road of Mohammadpur at 11am of 26th March, 2017 on the eve of great Independence Day of Bangladesh. Mir Mosharref Hossain is all known personality working for the welfare of the children of Bangladesh. He has also been working as the chief sponsor of ...

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Global Crisis of Freshwater Resources

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MNA Editorial Desk: While the amount of freshwater on the planet has remained impartially constant over time—continually recycled through the atmosphere and back into our cups—the population has exploded. Every year competition for a clean, copious supply of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sustaining life intensifies. About 36 countries are currently facing extremely high levels of water stress, which occurs when demand for water far exceeds the renewable supply available. Some 600 million children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on ‘World Water Day’. The poorest children ...

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India bus crash kills 15 school children

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MNA International Desk: At least 15 children were killed and dozens more wounded as a school bus collided with a truck in northern India on Thursday , reported news agency. The driver of the bus also died in the crash, the latest deadly accident in a country with one of the worst road safety records in the world. Police in Etah district subsequently confirmed via direct Twitter message that 15 children had died and said the number could increase to 20. It is not yet clear what had caused the vehicles to crash, although collisions are a common occurrence on ...

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Hawker of Cold Dreams

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MNA Feature Desk: Eyes were dazzling with tears of about 250 cold wave sufferers of a couple of places in Dhaka City when warm clothes were distributed among them on Friday by the members of Nirvik, a non-profitable organization. Nirvik, a non profitable organization with its 26 members distributed clothes to about 250 street people under the title, ‘Sheeter majhe shopner feriwala’. The event was completed in two successive sessions in this cold winter. The first session was held on Farmgate Park at 11an sharp. The success of the event was assured when the van was followed by 80 children ...

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Understanding children is important

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MNA Life Style Desk: Understanding your children is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very helpful in becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. You need to bear in mind that your child has a unique personality trait that remains consistent throughout life. Overall behavior Children often show us they are having a problem through their behavior rather than words. If your child is acting out and getting into trouble often, it is a clue that something needs to be problem-solved or that they need ...

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The tragedy of maternal filicide in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: The tragedy of maternal filicide, or child murder by mothers, has occurred throughout the world and has become a topic of anxiety in Bangladesh at the recent time. From the past few years the country has been observing a sever tendency of killing children by their parents. Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent murdering their own child. The word filicide derives from the Latin words filius meaning ‘son’ or filia meaning daughter, and the suffix -cide meaning to kill, murder, or cause death. ‘A filicide’ may refer both to the parent who killed his or ...

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Government launch ‘joy’ to provide immediate support

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MNA Technology Desk: The government of Bangladesh is going to launch a mobile phone app titled ‘joy’ to provide immediate support to women and children. Women and children will able to send message pursuing support at any emergency situation by pressing emergency button of the app. Pressing the emergency button the victims will capable to forward a message for help to national helpline centre (10921), police control room, nearest police station and three FnF (friend and family) numbers. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to reveal the application ‘joy’ at the 86th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib on ...

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Safety guidelines for your children

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MNA Life Style Desk: You should feel it is important to lay down few safety guidelines for your children both inside and outside the house. If you are speculating just how to go about it, we have the answer for you. Keeping your kid safe at all times means continuous adult direction. It also means implementing a few important changes and rules that ensure your kid’s safety and well-being. Also, it is important to prepare your kid for basic safety steps in the event of an emergency. Teach contact details Your kid may be small but it is essential to ...

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Developments needed for primary education

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MNA Editorial Desk: In spite of many successes during the past decade, major developments are still needed in order for all children to receive the advantages of primary education. In terms of access, the high enrollment rates achieved for both boys and girls do not yet equate to covering all the children in Bangladesh. It is currently estimated that there are more than 3 million out-of-school children throughout the country. Schooling opportunities are also very limited for some specific groups such as working children, disabled children, indigenous children and those in remote areas or living in extreme poverty. Even for ...

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Bangladesh is one transit points for human trafficking

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is one of the source countries as well as transit point for human trafficking. Every year thousands of people are trafficked out. In a study, it has been found that among the trafficking victims, the women and the children are in the most susceptible situation. The notion of trafficking is quite vital; the parameter of the term ‘trafficking’ is repeatedly developing in response to the growth or change of political, economic and social conditions. Human trafficking along with arms business is the second largest criminal industry in the world and the yearly revenue for this is ...

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Fight against child labor in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: While significant achievements in the fight against child labor continue to be made in Bangladesh, some 1.2 million children are still locked in its worst forms. Child labor in Bangladesh is common, with 4.7 million or 12.6% of children aged 5 to 14 in the work force. Out of the child laborers involved in the work force, 83% are employed in rural areas and 17% are employed in urban areas. Employment ranges from jobs in the informal sector such as in agriculture and domestic service, to jobs in the formal sector, such as in the garment industry. ...

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Difficulty to manage your children’s anger

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Your little ones are the most favorite to you in this world but sometimes it is sheer difficulty to manage your children’s anger. Almost every parent is familiar with the anger of their children and has been facing peculiar ways to manage it.  Anger is a normal and useful emotion. It can tell children that things are not fair or right. But watch out for children’s behavior becoming out of control or aggressive because of anger. When anger takes over, it can come in different forms, from a verbal outburst to being physically aggressive and causing damage ...

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Health safety in this rainy season

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: The Bangladeshi rainy season is in full force and health safety in this rainy season is very important. The season is the season of excitement, fun and green environment. However, the season also invites a number of health problems which is very difficult to be dealt with such illness. You should take proper precautions to avoid such health problems peeping into your body. Kids need extra care during this season to stay healthy. The rainy season is prevalent with a host of infections and most seasons are related to respiratory infections, food and water borne diseases that ...

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School dropout numbers are increasing in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: School dropout rates in Bangladesh, with a population of 150 million, have always been high, but new research suggests that the numbers are increasing. Despite the recent progress in enrolment, there has been a dropout rate of 21% in primary education, according to the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report. From 2005 to 2013, the net enrolment rate increased by 10.1 per cent—from 87.2 in 2005 to 97.3 in 2013—while the average dropout rate slump more than half from 10.2 per cent to 4.3 per cent during the same period, the report says. Most of the ...

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PM advised parents to remain watchful of children

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday advised all, counting parents, teachers and government officers, to remain watchful about the activities of their children to stop them from terror and crime occurrences. “The people of the country are pious, but not bigots. I simply cannot understand why the children of these pious people who are receiving education from reputed institutions, good schools and colleges, and English medium ones are turning bigots,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said that it essentials to be burrowed out how the criminals are misguiding students. “We don’t want these students to lay down ...

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Malnutrition in Bangladesh remains a severe problem

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MNA Editorial Desk: Over the years, even after several development projects, malnutrition in Bangladesh remains a severe problem. At least 53,000 children die every year in Bangladesh due to malnutrition as the country is exposed to the highest rate of child and maternal malnutrition in the world. Furthermore, 45% of deaths among the Under-5 children are caused by malnutrition since millions of children suffer from one or more forms of malnutrition, including low birth weight, stunting, underweight and Vitamin A and Iodine deficiencies. It is malnutrition that places the children into a state of pressure to regularly suffer from psychological ...

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World Population day to raise awareness

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MNA Feature Desk: World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987-approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people. It encourages the activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world. World Population Day aims at increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance ...

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Trump hardens stance on Muslims after Florida shooting

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MNA International Desk: Trump hardens his stance on Muslims after Florida shooting as the incident seems to just help the barbaric statements he was earlier making. Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida directly at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and ‘trying to take over our children.’ He represented on the country’s deadliest mass shooting to improve his vow to ban Muslim immigrants, suggesting that the United States suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is ‘a proven history of ...

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UN whistleblower revealing sexual abuse of children resigns

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MNA International Desk: A United Nations (UN) whistleblower who was suspended for revealing the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers resigns over the organization’s failure to hold senior officials to account. Anders Kompass, director of field operations at the UN human rights office in Geneva, proclaimed his resignation on Tuesday. Speaking to humanitarian news agency Irin, Mr. Kompass said he was leaving because of “the complete impunity for those who have been found to have, in various degrees, abused their authority, together with the unwillingness of the hierarchy to express any regrets for the way they acted towards me”. Earlier ...

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