Children and youth in Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi Girls Lured To India Are Abused
SHIBGANJ, Bangladesh (Reuter), 3 August 1997. Poverty drives parents to send daughters into India in hope for jobs, but end up in prostitution or bonded labor.
AIDS and poverty spur child traffic in Bangladesh
By Nadeem Qadir, Agence france presse, Asian Age, 9 October 1998. AIDS and poverty have pawned a growth industry in human trafficking in South Asia with children the major target because they are mostly poor and considered free of sexual disease.
Rescue Packages: risks to kids not just from child factories
By Jeremy Seabrook, Third World Network Features, 19 February 1999. The fate of many former juvenile garment workers in Bangladesh suggests that the philanthropic impulse of the US at the time did not extend beyond the factory gates out of which the children were ushered in 1995.
Missing Children Feared Victims of Flesh Trade
By Tabibul Islam, InterPress Service, 10 April 2000. Never before in Bangladesh have so many children gone missing at the same time and from the same place. On the other hand trafficking in women and children has, of late, assumed alarming proportions in Bangladesh.
Child brides face health woes
By Tabibul Islam, Interpress Service, 17 May 2000. The legal ban on the marriage of girls below 18 years of age and boys less than 21 years old has rarely been enforced in the country. There are very strong social and economic reasons for this in a nation with one of the highest levels of poverty, illiteracy and second class social status for women.
Bangladesh street children face bleak future
By Alastair Lawson, BBC News, Friday 15 February 2002. There has been an alarming rise in the number of street children in the major cities of Bangladesh. Dump scavaging. Three out of 10 urban children live in difficult circumstances and are involved in dangerous jobs.