NightCare to Shelter sex workers
NightCare, a night time shelter for floating sex workers and their children, was launched at Mugda in the capital.
INCIDIN Bangladesh launched the first ever centre supported by Saving Moses, a USA-based NGO.
Sarah Bowling, President of Saving Moses, inaugurated the shelter centre on January 13.
Initiated by Saving Moses, such shelters are now in operation in countries such as India, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Thailand and Angola.
Attending the event as the chief guest, Sarah Bowling said, she took the initiative out of profound love for children. I want to do more for the children. Necessary supports from others will encourage me in this regard, she observed.
Chaired by AKM Mustaque Ali, executive director of INCIDIN Bangladesh, Lindy Hickmen, a USA-based development activist, Nasima Begum, programme liaison manager of Saving Moses, Mushfiqur Rahman, operations chief of INCIDIN Bangladesh, spoke at the event.
Community-based Child Protection Committee (CBCPC) members were also present on the occasion.
Ten children (aged under 5) and their mothers will be allowed to stay at night at the shelter where they will get food, health, rehabilitation and counseling services free of cost.
The centre was built mainly for children. But mothers will get chance to stay there for the best interest of their minor aged children.