Editor’s Picks

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.
February 13, 2019

From metro rail to national ports: A win for people with disabilities

BRAC has been working towards ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities in Bangladesh’s transport and infrastructure. The six-month intervention has finally come into fruition.
February 3, 2019

Can play save a displaced generation?

Little colourful sanctuaries, shaded by bamboo verandahs, and walls covered in handpainted flowers. 30 tiny children under six years of age laughing, playing, tumbling over each other. The bells of the tambourine, the chanting of tiny voices singing songs. These are Humanitarian Play Labs in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
December 18, 2018

Migrants everywhere deserve dignity

On the month of victory and International Migrants Day, we stand by our migrants working hard for a better life.
December 3, 2018

A mother’s love
and a special classroom

Belal reads the loudest in his class. He is only 12, but has already competed in sports on a national level. He is also one of 1.5 billion people across the world, who live with some form of disability.
November 30, 2018

BRAC at UN
General Assembly: Transforming a group disenfranchised for generations

Imagine two-thirds of Manhattan’s population showing up at your doorstep overnight. Yet, Bangladesh responded with all its might. BRAC's Asif Saleh spoke on Bangladesh's journey in responding to the Rohingya crisis at this year's UN General Assembly.
November 20, 2018

A classroom in the sky: Building upwards in the Rohingya camps

One year on from the latest influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, the settlements in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are sheltering nearly a million people. 500,000 are children. Our goal for 2019 is to ensure access to education for 100,000 children.
November 20, 2018
BLOG WASH

Waste to welfare: A tale of Jamalpur and its people

The amount of waste water produced each year by Jamalpur town that ends up in its lakes is enough to fill the Empire State Building in New York.
October 23, 2018

Bridging the digital gender divide in financial inclusion

Partnerships are key to unlocking the potential of technology for the most excluded, especially women.