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October 9, 2019
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Jamdani treasure hunt across three continents

Women of all ages wear it with pride, and people from across the world come to Bangladesh to see it being woven and purchase a Dhakai sari of their own.
September 8, 2019

Eyes wide shut: Why inclusive digital spaces matter

At this year’s BRAC Frugal Innovation Forum, I had the opportunity to meet Mr Vashkar Bhattacharjee, National Consultant for Accessibility at a2i. Vashkar da sat right next to me at dinner and what happened right after was something that I will cherish forever.
August 24, 2019

Rohingya men lead the fight against gender violence

A programme in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar is giving men and boys the skills and knowledge to make powerful changes to sexual and gender-based violence in their communities. Meet Jahidur Rahman, who is leading these changes.
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
July 11, 2019

BRAC at the Dhaka meeting of Global Commission on Adaptation

The two-day international conference on climate change adaptation concluded today (11 July, Thursday) in Dhaka. The Global Commission on Adaptation which was launched in 2018 organised the conference in Dhaka on invitation from the Government of Bangladesh.
June 21, 2019

What does a classroom mean to you?

Our hope is to see every child being able to build their future in a classroom, no matter how far away they are from their homes.
June 21, 2019

Passing the Microphone to the Rohingya

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May 16, 2019
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40 ways BRAC supports mothers in Bangladesh: Snapshot from 2018

On this month of Mother’s Day, we want to express our gratitude and show appreciation towards mothers and all the mother figures worldwide.
March 28, 2019

Finding hope in bright colours in a Rohingya refugee camp

I found myself on a long-anticipated journey in 2019. With a black suitcase, a bright pink vest and many questions, an American-Bengali high school girl was heading for the site of an immense international collaboration.
March 27, 2019

Human trafficking and our failures: Is there a way out?

Bangladesh country is in Tier 2 Watch List in the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report of the US Department of State.
March 12, 2019

Violence against women: Is physical abuse the only form?

Findings show large proportion of young people are unclear about what constitutes violence.
March 11, 2019

The start-up stories you do not hear about

Our search for business inspiration often starts and ends in million-dollar companies, glossy tech start-ups and management books. We often do not know the stories behind the labels closest to us. Behind-the-label narratives are not only found in huge export-oriented ready-made garments factories, but on the streets around us.