Aparajeyo-Bangladesh (AB) is a national child rights organisation. Though it was founded in 1995 through localisation of an international NGO, the organisation 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 was formeed to provide services to children who live on the citys streets or amongst its public buildings. Over the years, Aparajeyo-Bangladesh has expanded its support to promote and protect the rights of other socially excluded children.