Human rights

September 22, 2019

People for peace: Lessons from Bangladesh

This #InternationalDayofPeace, we explore the lessons we have learnt in Bangladesh from piloting social cohesion initiatives where everyone is an ambassador of peace.
September 22, 2019

When invisibility stops being a superpower

What are your first thoughts when you hear “public toilet”? Dirty, smelly might be some of the words that come to mind. However, inaccessibility is a feature that we are less likely to think of. For people living with disability, this might be the only feature without which they cannot access something as basic as a public toilet.
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.
September 1, 2019

Four ways BRAC is prioritising disability inclusion in the workplace

Inclusion is not intuitive. Often organisations and people with the best intentions are limited in the know-how on being inclusive.
July 30, 2019

Combatting the world’s fastest growing crime

Bangladesh is the fifth highest labour sending country in the world, but it is also among the top 10 countries from where people migrate across the Mediterranean Sea on boats. The country earns USD 15 billion a year in remittance, but that is a success story that comes at a high price. 
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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April 24, 2019

Building garment sector capacity at home in Bangladesh

Six years on from Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's garment sector still faces challenges. Local capacity building, especially of women, will speed progress in the rapidly changing sector.
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 8, 2019

Gender diversity: Not just good, it’s good business

The economy has never been more competitive. Not just for those seeking employment, but also for those recruiting. How can organisations make smart decisions in recruitment and leadership, and future-proof their workforce? In our experience, one of the secrets lies in making gender diversity a business priority.
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.