Vol. 3 No. 4 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research
Research Articles

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

Md. Zahid Hossain1, A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque2*, S. M. Akram Ullah3
1MSS, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh. 2Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh. 3Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Keywords

  • Human rights; Basic needs; Elderly people; Old home; Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

How to Cite

Md. Zahid Hossain1, A.K.M. Mahmudul Haque2*, S. M. Akram Ullah3. (2020). Human Rights Violation of the Elderly People in Bangladesh: Do They Enjoy Basic Needs?. International Journal of Aging Research, 3(4), 73. https://doi.org/10.28933/ijoar-2020-10-2505

Abstract

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.

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