Beyond the Accord Disrupting the unequal power relationships between global brands, suppliers and workers is essential for an ethical, sustainable industry
Eight years ago, one of the worst industrial disasters in history—the collapse of an eight storey commercial building in a sub-district of Dhaka—demonstrated to the world the heavy price of producing cheap clothing to fuel the "fast fashion" industry for consumers in the global North. After the...Read more about Beyond the Accord Disrupting the unequal power relationships between global brands, suppliers and workers is essential for an ethical, sustainable industry
It is characteristic of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he managed to turn an occasion intended to celebrate the birth of Bangladesh into an episode about himself. That may not have been how it is seen in Bangladesh, but that is how it is being seen in India, where his admirers and...Read more about Modi’s Arrest in 1971: An Indian Perspective
For our generation, who grew up when the Bengali nationalist movement was gaining momentum and witnessed the genocide and National Liberation War of 1971, the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh is a time for both celebration and reflection. We celebrate our successes and try to identify...Read more about Bangladesh at 50: Some reflections
The death of Mushtaq Ahmed has renewed alarm about the country’s use of a draconian digital security law to crack down on dissent.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi writer who was detained for nearly a year over social media posts that were critical of the country’s...Read more about Bangladeshi Writer, Detained Over Social Media Posts, Dies in Jail
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the...Read more about Gender, Sexuality, & Violence in Bangladesh
More than seven years after the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, issues related to fire, electrical and structural safety in hundreds of the nation's garment factories have improved from before. For example, according to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety's website, 84 percent of...Read more about Facade of workers’ safety beginning to show cracks during the pandemic
Refugees say that they are trapped on a bare hillside in a foreign country with no hope
It’s been three years, but the memory still haunts Yasmin in her dreams.
The 22-year-old Rohingya woman now resides in the sprawling Kutupalong refugee...Read more about For the Last Three Years, More Than a Million Rohingya Muslims Have Been Stuck in Bangladesh