Right to Social Security of the Older People in Bangladesh: A Focus on Human Rights Violation

Authors

  • Md. Zahid Hossain Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh
  • A. K. M. Mahmudul Haque Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4695-3793
  • S. M. Akram Ullah Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/sijssr.v3i1.46026

Keywords:

Older people, Right to Social Security, Safety Nets Program, UDHR

Abstract

As the part of vulnerable groups, older people hold the rights to social security according to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This study is launched for the purpose of revealing the picture of the facts and figures of the deprivation of social security as a human rights violation of the older people in Bangladesh. The study is based on both primary and secondary sources of data. It reviews the social security programs regarding older people such as, old age allowance, widow allowance and disability allowance. The study finds that the government has taken several programs, but these programs have not been successful in achieving targets due to corruption, nepotism and inadequate national economy. Most of the older people of Bangladesh cannot properly enjoy the right to social security. For raising awareness about rights and responsibilities, enhancing proper ethical education can be helpful to remove the obstacles. Raising a massive social movement against corruption and nepotism can also be helpful as the beacon of hope in the way of ensuring social security of the older people in Bangladesh.

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Author Biographies

Md. Zahid Hossain, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

 

 

A. K. M. Mahmudul Haque, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

 

 

S. M. Akram Ullah, Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh

 

 

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Published

2021-04-30

How to Cite

Hossain, M. Z., Haque, A. K. M. M., & Ullah, S. M. A. (2021). Right to Social Security of the Older People in Bangladesh: A Focus on Human Rights Violation. Social Inquiry: Journal of Social Science Research, 3(1), 58–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/sijssr.v3i1.46026

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