BRAC

September 1, 2018

Creating the future I want

Bangladesh has enjoyed considerable economic growth over the past few decades, however its employment driven opportunities have been sluggish. Such proliferation of 'jobless growth' is a result of inadequate opportunities for the large wave of young people who are prepared to enter the workforce but cannot seem to do so.
August 30, 2018

Shaking up traditional farming in rural Bangladesh

Women have always played an integral role in the agricultural landscape in Bangladesh. Despite their contributions, women are often not recognised for their efforts as farmers, and rarely have control over their harvests - largely due to patriarchal norms.
August 27, 2018

Finding friendship in the face of a crisis

Nearly a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar. More than half of them are women and children- most of whom suffered unimaginable trauma. They have witnessed parents, siblings and neighbours being tortured and killed. Many have suffered sexual abuse.
August 19, 2018
BLOG Youth

Skilling can unlock girls’ potential – when we can get it right

Young people in Bangladesh face a precarious future, despite living in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.  
August 16, 2018
BLOG WASH, Youth

Walking three kilometres for a bathroom break

85% of schools in Bangladesh have at least one sanitation facility for students. Only half of them have a separate toilet for girls, with only 8% having a hand-washing station with soap and water.
August 14, 2018

Representing Bangladesh on Gujrat’s festival stage

More than 40% of girls in Bangladesh drop out from secondary school, and almost 60% are married by the time they turn 18.
August 2, 2018
BLOG Youth

Save the date: Dhaka to celebrate frugal innovations for youth this March

We are excited to announce that Frugal Innovation Forum is going to take place from 3-4 March, 2019 with a spotlight on youth.
July 12, 2018

10 summer sizzlers from BRAC USA

We asked BRAC USA staff to share their favorite summer reads. Here’s what they said...
May 13, 2018

Crossing the border through a 10-year-old’s eyes

10-year-old Harisa describes how she and her family escaped from their home in Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. She is one of almost a million Rohingyas living in the makeshift settlements in Cox's Bazar- all of whom experienced similar trauma. 
April 30, 2018

IamBRAC: Money, guns and thugs in Bangladesh

Nazma manages four offices, supervises dozens of people, grants loans, raises a daughter and occasionally rolls up her sleeves to lock horns with gun-wielding thugs.
April 23, 2018

IamBRAC: Women stand strong when the going gets tough

Shahana Akhter spends her days on her little red scooter looking for small businesses. She works in BRAC’s microfinance programme, and has spent seven years distributing loans and collecting repayments to enable all types of entrepreneurship to expand.
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.