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After Rana Plaza, How Far Has Bangladesh Come on Worker Safety?
April 28, 2022

After Rana Plaza, How Far Has Bangladesh Come on Worker Safety?

By Shaikh Abdur Rahman
The 2013 Rana Plaza tragedy sparked a sea change in Bangladesh’s approach to worker safety.

The Pandemic Hit Asia’s Garment Workers Especially Hard
February 19, 2022

The Pandemic Hit Asia’s Garment Workers Especially Hard

By Ana Salvá
NGOs say that Cambodian and Bangladeshi workers in the industry have faced worsening work conditions since COVID-19.
8 Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Activists Fear Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are in Danger Again
May 19, 2021

8 Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Activists Fear Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are in Danger Again

By Ana Salvá
The binding agreement signed by clothing brands to prevent a similar disaster in Bangladesh will expire in May. Some fear this could mean a step back for worker safety.

For Bangladesh, Life Begins at 50
March 15, 2021

For Bangladesh, Life Begins at 50

By Subir Bhaumik
The country has repeatedly beat the odds over the last fifty years to emerge as a leader in South Asia across several fronts.

Bangladesh Garment Makers Say $3 Billion in Orders Lost to Virus
March 31, 2020

Bangladesh Garment Makers Say $3 Billion in Orders Lost to Virus

By Associated Press
Order cancellations and the failure of buyers to pay for canceled shipments is a blow to Bangladeshi garment workers.

Bangladesh Booms in a Sluggish World Economy
November 02, 2019

Bangladesh Booms in a Sluggish World Economy

By Mohammad Ziauddin
While economies slow for its South Asian neighbors, Bangladesh is hitting record growth rates.

Bangladesh Set to Reach Economic Par With India
April 23, 2018

Bangladesh Set to Reach Economic Par With India

By Sajeeb Wazed
Bangladesh is poised to graduate from “least developed country” to “developing country” status.
Bangladesh Empowers Women
December 05, 2017

Bangladesh Empowers Women

By Sajeeb Wazed
Under South Asia's only female prime minister, the country is investing heavily in its women and girls.

‘Cheap and Trendy’ Fashion Comes at a Price
May 18, 2015

‘Cheap and Trendy’ Fashion Comes at a Price

By Kyla Ryan
The rise of “fast fashion” is influencing labor standards in Asia and elsewhere.

Authorities Make Arrests in Bangladesh Garments Factory Fire
February 11, 2014

Authorities Make Arrests in Bangladesh Garments Factory Fire

By Olinda Hassan
Their track record is not promising, but will the authorities finally deliver justice?

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