Health Desk: 03 March 2018: Speakers at an orientation in Gaibandha said Child Helpline-1098 is playing a vital role in stopping violence against children by providing emergency support services to them facing violence, abuse and exploitation, reports BSS.
They came up with the observation at the orientation on Child Helpline-1098 held at the conference room of Sadar upazila parishad of the town in Gaibandha on Thursday.
Upazila Social Service Office arranged the function under Child Sensitive Social Protection in Bangladesh Project funded by UNICEF.
With UNO Rafiqul Islam in the chair, the function was also addressed among others by upazila chairman Abdul Karim, president of upazila Awami League Rezaul Karim Reza, upazila agriculture officer Sadiqul Islam, upazila secondary education officer ABM Nakibul Hasan, and social worker of the project Ahsan Habib.
Earlier, upazila social services officer Golam Azam made a power point presentation on the project, saying the project is being implemented across the country under the Ministry of Social Welfare in assistance with UNICEF.
The Child Helpline enables anyone to report child rights violations, child abuse, exploitation or any other act of disruption to the protection of children by calling a toll-free number “1098” from any corner of the country, through any mobile phone operator, he also said.