Human rights

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

Passing the Microphone to the Rohingya

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June 20, 2019

What does a classroom mean to you?

This #WorldRefugeeDay, 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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2018

Creating sustainable deathtraps

Living in Dhaka is a challenge, no matter who you are. Traffic is manic, there are motorcyclists cruising the footpaths and people are forced to walk on the streets. There are no designated bus lanes and no bus stops. The roads are home to everything and everyone. Buses, cars, rickshaws, CNGs and people coexist in a situation where anything can happen at any time.
June 14, 2018

Leaving no one behind: Disability-inclusive disaster risk management

In the last decade, disasters have cost the global economy USD 520 billion and pushed 26 million people into poverty. Certain groups, such as people with disabilities, have historically been disproportionately affected by natural hazards.
April 15, 2018

Women on wheels in rural Bangladesh

Mitali Dhar loves her bike. She has travelled far and wide on her two-wheeler. It has not always been met with respect - she was pushed off her bike once during a visit many years ago to a remote spot in Sylhet. “ I sat beside the tube well and cleaned myself up, wept and went straight back to the office,” says Mitali.