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March 24, 2022

“We are not just dreaming of a better world – we are building it” Asif Saleh on BRAC’s 50th

The speech given by Asif Saleh, Executive Director of BRAC Bangladesh, at BRAC’s 50th anniversary celebrations on 21 March 2022.
December 12, 2021

Three reforms we need to ensure justice for gender-based violence in Bangladesh

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) is as good a time as any to acknowledge that access to justice remains a distant dream for most survivors in Bangladesh, and many other parts of the world. While Bangladesh’s progress against certain socio-economic indices has led it to being dubbed as a development miracle, gaps in our justice institutions remain.
November 22, 2021

Why we need to upskill women workers in Bangladesh’s apparel sector

80% of the four million workers employed in Bangladesh's garment factories in 2012 were women, mostly coming from marginalised backgrounds. This number has significantly declined over the last decade. Why are women leaving jobs at the factories, and what can be done about it?
September 6, 2021

‘New poor’: Ensuring inclusive growth amidst the new challenges of the pandemic

24 million people, or 14% of the population, have been newly pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic in Bangladesh. Learn how BRAC has introduced new interventions to ensure that this group can restart their lives as the country emerges from lockdowns, and build resilience for future shocks.
August 8, 2021

Development that works for indigenous people in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is home to over 50 indigenous groups. They speak over 35 languages and comprise over 1.8% of the population. 80% live in the plainlands in northern Bangladesh and the rest live in the south, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. BRAC’s indigenous project has been working with indigenous people living in plainlands in Bangladesh for nine years now, and has learnt valuable lessons on what works.
July 13, 2021

Village cooperatives addressing COVID-19: Stories from the gas-field regions of greater Sylhet

Cooperative societies are the major wheel turners of the rural economy in Bangladesh. With 3,998 members, 110 village development organisations have been established around the gas-field areas of Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Habiganj districts of Bangladesh. These cooperatives, formed to enhance the socio-economic conditions of its members, are registered with the government’s Department of Cooperatives, supported by the Jibika project in collaboration with BRAC and Chevron.
June 16, 2021

Nudging bystanders to fight sexual harassment: make perpetrators think twice

BRAC, in partnership with The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), installed bright yellow posters inside buses so that they would be visible when harassment actually occurs. Here is what we unpacked from that experiment.
May 9, 2021

Thank you, mothers

This week, we take a moment to pay homage to motherhood. We acknowledge the unique challenges mothers are experiencing due to the pandemic and express our gratitude for the unconditional love and care they continue to bestow.
October 13, 2020

Snapshot: 30 ways BRAC supports girl children

Bangladesh has four million child brides, the second-highest in the world. More than half of all married women now in their twenties were married before the age of 18. At BRAC, tackling this challenge is one of our highest priorities. Here is a snapshot of how we are trying to change the futures of girl children.
January 23, 2020

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and the Everyone A Changemaker movement

Ahead of this week’s selection panel of ‘Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Ashoka Young Changemakers’ we’d like to take a moment to share about the deep roots of Sir Fazle and BRAC’s long-standing relation with Ashoka.
November 20, 2019

The right to a safe and happy childhood

BRAC’s ‘safeguarding for all’ approach is integrated throughout our programmes. With the right initiatives, we can make a difference for children - and help them get the childhood they deserve.
November 7, 2019

The young Sylheti dream team on the radio

More than 70% of people worldwide have access to a radio - making it one of the easiest and reliable channels of communicating news, information, and entertainment.