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officials) through advocacy and networking, workshops, TFD show and life-
skill training for rights holders (children) to negotiate with parents and other
stakeholders to protect from rights violation.
2. Protesting corporal punishment
Kaykobad Hossain, Udayankur Seba Sangstha, Nilphamari
Mahina Begum, a conscious mother living in a village under Ketkibari
union, Domar, Nilphamari raised her voice in the entire locality against
corporal punishement that her son experienced at school. She went to the
school authority to seek remedy for her son’s torture but they rather
threatened her. As she was aware of the suspension of physical punishment
issued by government, she organized other parents and claimed justice from
the District Primary Education Officer, Deputy Commissioner, Upazila
Chairman and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. Considering their claim the school
authority inspected the issue on spot. The parents formed a committee and
built consensus to prevent corporal punishment at school. Not only the
parents but also the members of Lokokendra (people’s organisations), youth
groups, journalists, civil society and students supported this movement.
Later on the accused Headmaster of the school, Assistant Teacher and
Upazila Education Officer begged pardon in front of more than five hundred
people in order to settle down the incident. Upazila Education Officer
promised to take legal action against the offender if such incidence recurs in
the locality. If poor people are in right direction, it is possible to ensure justice
– this fact is easily understood from this incidence. People also assessed how
to reconstitute social movement.
1. Small scale dairy production model as a livelihood security
through participation of different entrepreneurs
N.R. Sarker, M.M. Alam and A. Samaddar
Keeping of dairy animals in Dinajpur district is an integral part of the
farming system, and also a major source of household income. Majority of
farmers are keeping less productive breeds with low milk production and
productivity due to traditional animal feeding practices and lack of technical
know-how. Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute in partnership with ILRI
tested a small scale community based dairy production model with the
integration of chaff cutter, dairy inputs seller and milk collector for increasing
the milk production and livelihood security among the rural farmers in
Parbotipur under Dinajpur district. In this model, 35-40 farmers were
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