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May 5, 2021
BLOG General

The Circular RMG Practices in a Remote Rural Setting

Hundreds of kilometres away from Dhaka, a remote village in northern Bangladesh is silently creating a shift in RMG practices that can potentially change the face of the RMG industry.
May 5, 2021
BLOG History

From Sulla to the world: Happy birthday, Abed bhai

Sulla, the location of BRAC’s very first project initiated in 1972, would lay the cornerstones of what would become the world’s largest and fastest growing development organisation. Remembering Abed Bhai on his 85th birthday, we look back on BRAC's beginning in Sulla and reflect on the many lessons to be carried forward.
May 2, 2021

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on infants and young children

Conventional wisdom is that the health of young children is not at great risk from COVID-19, but, in the Global South, the space constraints imposed on young children by the pandemic pose a significant risk to the stimulation on which brain development thrives. Early childhood development is further jeopardised by the pandemic’s impact on caregivers.
April 29, 2021

How BRAC’s barefoot lawyers are supporting women in Bangladesh to raise their voices

A 2015 survey found that over half of the married women and girls in Bangladesh had suffered some form of abuse. Less than 3% of these survivors took legal action. Seeking justice without basic knowledge of the legal system is difficult, particularly for women from low-income families. How is BRAC helping to change that? Through barefoot lawyers.
April 25, 2021
BLOG Health

Liberating Bangladesh from malaria: How far have we come in the last 50 years?

A saying goes in Africa: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have not spent a night with a mosquito”. The five millimetre species has overwhelmed humankind for over 500,000 years, making it one of the world's deadliest antiquated disease-carriers. Bangladesh, however, has made remarkable progress over the past 50 years in battling malaria, one of the most deadly diseases the mosquito carries.
April 22, 2021

Snapshot: 9 ways BRAC is prioritising the Earth

One in seven people in Bangladesh will be displaced due to climate change by 2050. The geographical location of the country already makes it vulnerable to climatic hazards, and the impacts of climate change have compounded these vulnerabilities. BRAC has been taking both mitigation and adaptation measures in response to the changing climate. Here is a snapshot of some of the ways BRAC is putting the Earth first.
April 21, 2021

Climate resiliency through the lens of ultra-poverty: Six interventions from BRAC

Bangladesh ranks seventh in the global top ten most affected countries in the climate risk index 2021 report. Approximately 13.3 million Bangladeshis are estimated to be displaced by 2050 due to climate change impacts. To combat challenges of climate-induced disasters, learning from the past can be instrumental in reducing risks and better support people living in ultra-poverty.
April 21, 2021

Climate solutions from Bangladesh: The Climate Bridge Fund

This #EarthDay, we explore the Climate Bridge Fund, a new initiative in Bangladesh that supports non-governmental organisations directly responding to people displaced by climate change.
April 20, 2021

Disability during Covid-19: A way to end the exclusion

Stories of families losing their businesses due to the pandemic are all too common. But when it comes to families like Molly’s, the fight is much harder.
April 20, 2021

How BRAC’s urban health centres are responding to the pandemic

Health crises have huge social and economic costs as witnessed in the recent COVID-19 pandemic. BRAC is addressing this challenge by promoting preventive healthcare and raising awareness about this deadly pathogen.
April 20, 2021

New tools for doing the old tasks better

Running projects during a pandemic can be difficult. Use these tools to amp up projects, databases and brainstorming sessions.
April 19, 2021

Disaster within a crisis: How did COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan affect families living in ultra-poverty?

On 20 May, 2020, super cyclone Amphan tore through the coastal regions of southern Bangladesh. Sufia Begum emerged from the safety of a cyclone shelter with her husband only to find their home destroyed by a fallen tree. Seeing the damage, she broke down in tears. “We were already struggling to manage food,” she said. “Where do we live now? Where will we get the money to repair the house?”