May 26, 2013

Bangladesh’s garment workers face exploitation, but is it slavery?

Faustina Pereira, director of BRAC human rights and legal aid services, poignantly puts the focus where it needs to be. She says - "we are dealing with a sector that directly touches the lives and livelihoods of millions of individuals and their families, and directly contributes to lifting them out of abject poverty," and that "We should go beyond nomenclature that alienates the players who should be [held] to account."
April 26, 2013

Responding to the tragedy in Savar

To donate to BRAC's relief efforts, BRAC has partnered with Jolkona to raise money for BRAC Limb & Brace Centre custom prosthetics and counseling for victims of the building collapse and their families. To donate, please go to Or U.S. cellular phone users can text "BRAC" to 20222 to donate $10 via mobile.
February 26, 2013

Learning to ask the right questions

“What is good about the monitoring system that we are using is that it is participatory so that respondents also get knowledge”, says Senior Sector Specialist Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Mahjabeen Ahmed of the BRAC WASH II Programme. Ms Ahmed is one of the 5,000 programme workers who are supporting BRAC WASH II in Bangladesh.
February 25, 2013

An interview with Babar Kabir on the BRAC WASH programme

This article was posted on IRC International Water and Sanitation Center blog by Joep Verhagen, Manager, South Asia & Latin America Team, IRC. Sitting opposite to me is Babar Kabir – Senior Director at BRAC and programme director of the BRAC WASH programme.
January 3, 2013

Our proudest moments from 2012

Dear fans and friends,Enjoy this compilation of some of our proudest moments from 2012
December 27, 2012
A Tale of Homeland and Beyond

A Tale of Homeland and Beyond

Moksedul, a Bangladeshi migrant worker who resided in Qatar for three years, almost believed that his voice was never to be heard; that his stories would remain untold. In fact, it almost came as a shock to him when he was asked to get up on stage and speak up, and speak up he did.
November 6, 2012

Uganda’s Golden Jubilee

Uganda celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence from Great Britain on October 9th, with revelry on the Kololo Airstrip in the centre of Kampala, the capital city. Dignitaries from several African countries were on hand to join Ugandans for the celebrations, which ended with a free concert by the country’s top entertainers.
November 6, 2012

RTI Act: Power to people

People of certain five Upazilas of Bangladesh have recently started writing much more applications than usual. In last one year, they have written more than 1000 application and that too seeking information from government offices. For a regular village of Bangladesh that is an unusual phenomenon.
October 15, 2012

The importance of empathy: Five questions on education with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

Tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. EST (10 a.m. GMT), BRAC will participate in a Tweetchathosted by the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report to support the launch of its 2012 edition.
October 11, 2012

On Malala’s side, everywhere

Events in Pakistan have the BRAC global family talking – and around the world, from Dhaka to New York, we're steadfast in our support for Malala Yousafzai, age 14, now in critical condition after being shot by the Taliban for her courageous defense of human rights – the right of a girl to an education, especiall
October 11, 2012

Shabnam: Realising her dreams through BRAC

We're sharing this story in light of recent events in Pakistan, where education activist Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban two days ago. We stand in solidarity with Malala and others like her -- such as Shabnam, who works as an education team leader in Afghanistan.
October 11, 2012

Bangladesh’s Disaster Superwomen

A low-lying country whose image is often tarnished by poverty, political instability and natural disasters, Bangladesh deserves due recognition for the beauty of its landscape, its rich cultural heritage and the relentless zest for life that enables its heroic people to brave any of the obstacles that life in the world’s largest delta throws their way.