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Conducted by UNICEF under a joint project with the Ministry of Information with support from Save the Children, ActionAid, Plan International, World Vision, Child Rights Governance Assembly (CRGA) and the National Children’s Task Force (NCTF).
The opinion poll focused on children’s expectations to political leaders on socio-economic rights of the children in the country.
Primary objective of the study was to secure the views, perspectives of children first.
Findings of the poll have been compiled as a report to share with major political parties and civil society organisations for further promotion of child rights in Bangladesh.
The poll surveyed a total of 4200 children aged 12 to 17 years. Of them, 1400 were from urban and 2800 from rural areas with equal number of boys and girls.
The Opinion Poll was conducted for two months (July to August 2013) through self-administered questionnaires covering randomly selected sub-districts under seven divisions. The questionnaires survey method followed Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews of selected children. A total of 333 children completed an online survey which was open for one month.
Average age of the respondents was 14.
During the poll, most of the children were exclusively studying, while very few were both working and studying.
DISTRICTS COVERED IN SEVEN DIVISIONS
Dhaka: Dhaka, Mymensingh, Jamalpur
Chittagong: Feni, Noakhali, Laxmipur
Barisal: Barisal, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur
Sylhet: Sylhet Sadar, Maulavibazar, Habiganj
Rajshahi: Rajshahi, Natore, Bogra
Khulna: Khulna, Satkhira, Jessore
Rangpur: Nilphamary, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram