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Nominated by World Vision Bangladesh

All 2020 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Masum is a youth activist from Bangladesh who focuses on ensuring social welfare benefits and institutional mechanisms for protection of child rights in his local community. Apart from raising awareness on child labour and child marriage, he also took part in a child-led budget dialogue with UNO and union chairman. He created a list of child labour and child marriage victims in his community who were put under the social safety net program by Social Welfare Officer through his advocacy. He also helped administer the setting up of his local police station and held interphase meetings for effective functioning of the police station’s child help desk. Masum also liasoned with private funders to help children who could not afford otherwise to be sent to school.