Editor’s Picks

October 10, 2021
BLOG Health

Culture, compassion and communities: A mental health strategy uniquely for Bangladesh

As Bangladesh weathers the most challenging time of this generation - the COVID-19 pandemic - mental health and wellbeing has become more important than ever. BRAC is committed to enhancing community wellbeing through tackling stigma and increasing access to mental health services through culturally appropriate and compassionate approaches.
July 29, 2021
BLOG History

Jamdani and Aarong: A love affair spanning half a century

A jamdani saree graced the French Riviera this month, as actress Azmeri Haque Badhon represented Bangladesh at the Cannes Film Festival. While jamdani is a symbol of sophistication, beauty and grace, and has always travelled across the world, the story behind the weaving technique is not well known - the art of weaving jamdani almost became extinct just decades ago.
April 21, 2021

Climate solutions from Bangladesh: The Climate Bridge Fund

We are exploring the Climate Bridge Fund, a unique climate financing mechanism in Bangladesh that supports non-governmental organisations directly responding to people displaced by climate change.
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.
August 24, 2019

Rohingya men lead the fight against gender violence

A programme in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar is giving men and boys the skills and knowledge to make powerful changes to sexual and gender-based violence in their communities. Meet Jahidur Rahman, who is leading these changes.
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
July 11, 2019

BRAC at the Dhaka meeting of Global Commission on Adaptation

The two-day international conference on climate change adaptation concluded today (11 July, Thursday) in Dhaka. The Global Commission on Adaptation which was launched in 2018 organised the conference in Dhaka on invitation from the Government of Bangladesh.
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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May 16, 2019
BLOG

40 ways BRAC supports mothers in Bangladesh: Snapshot from 2018

On this month of Mother’s Day, we want to express our gratitude and show appreciation towards mothers and all the mother figures worldwide.
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.