Aparajeyo-Bangladesh (AB) is a national child rights organization. It was founded in 1995 through localization of an international NGO. The organization commenced activities in 1976, working with children living in and around the slums of Dhaka City. Its goal was to reduce their unbearable poverty, distress and vulnerability caused by the harshness of slum life.In 1989, another programme commenced to provide services to children who live on the city’s streets or amongst its public buildings. Over the years, Aparajeyo has expanded its support to promote and protect the Rights of other socially excluded children.