Human Rights Violation of the Elderly People in Bangladesh: Do They Enjoy Basic Needs?

International Journal of Aging Research

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Title Human Rights Violation of the Elderly People in Bangladesh: Do They Enjoy Basic Needs?
 
Creator Md. Zahid Hossain1, A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque2*, S. M. Akram Ullah3
 
Subject Human rights; Basic needs; Elderly people; Old home; Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 
Description Basic needs are the fundamental human rights recognized by national and international law. This study is an attempt to reveal the picture of human rights violations of the elderly people in Bangladesh focusing particularly on the deprivation of the basic needs of the aged people. In this study, data have been collected from both primary and secondary sources. It reviews the right to basic needs, such as adequate food, clothes, shelter, healthcare, and education. As a human being, everybody deserves these basic needs as fundamental human rights and it is a fundamental responsibility of the state to secure these rights according to the constitution of Bangladesh, Article 15(a). But the study found that these basic rights are not implemented properly in the case of elderly people of the study area. Lacks of moral education and humanity have been identified as mainly responsible hindrances in this sphere. Corruption and poverty are also strong impediments in this regard. The paper proposes some workable suggestions. The government, responsible institutions, and concerned families should come forward to ensure proper education, to ensure proper and sound socialization with native culture, and to raise far-reaching consciousness regarding the welfare of elderly people.
 
Publisher eSciPub LLC
 
Date 2020-12-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/161
10.28933/ijoar-2020-10-2505
 
Source International Journal of Aging Research; Vol. 3 No. 4 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research; 73
2637-3742
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/161/162
 

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