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The Pioneering FES Academy of Work gets a makeover in Bangladesh

Two years after the first Academy of Work, trainers have restyled the programme to better respond to the challenges of organised labour in the future world of work.

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Women's Rights are Workers' Rights

On 7 April 2019, FES in Bangladesh hosted an event “Women’s rights are worker’s rights”, where Professor Vibhuthi Patel from TISS Mumbai shared her input about feminist perspectives on care work as part of the regional feminism project of FES Asia and discussed with FES, local partners and labour activists...

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2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education

On 30th of March 2019, the second assembly on the Futures of Higher Education ended with a big hope that youths would be more engaged in the initiatives for better tertiary education in Bangladesh. This assembly, organized by the Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka in cooperation with the FES Bangladesh and hosted by the University of Dhaka, became a new platform of talk for both the seniors and juniors, and for the nationals and internationals.

Well reputed fashion designer Ms. Bibi Russell and Emeritus Professor Surichai Wun’gaeo, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand were the keynote speakers of the two-day Assembly where more than 500 participants including academics, experts, researchers, journalists from country and abroad attended.

 

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The Young Global Changers at the Global Solutions Summit

"AS A MODERN STORYTELLER ONCE SAID, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A WORLD A BETTER PLACE, TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF AND MAKE THAT CHANGE.” This quote is by Shakil Ahmed, a ‘Young Global Changer” attending the Global Solution Summit in Berlin from 16-19 March, an event which is supported by FES. Shakil, among 90 participants, had the opportunity to discuss major G20 issues and the future of multilateralism...

 

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Academy of Work (AoW) 2018

Academy of Work (AoW) is a 3-month certified training programme for trade unionists in Bangladesh. FES Bangladesh is proud of being part of this initiative together with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University.

Throughout the course, participants are empowered to connect to the world beyond the Bangladeshi labour sphere and to continue on their leadership path by representing the goals of decent work along the global supply chain, more effectively. 

On 29 November, 16 fellows graduated from the training programme. At the ceremony two graduating fellows, among other speakers, held their speeches. Fellow, Jakir Hossain Mollah uttered why he thinks this course has enhanced his work as a unionist: “AoW has changed our thinking and attitude forever. If we are divided, we will fall - it is all about unity”. Nazrul Islam, BILS expressed his gratitude to all the fellows and encouraged them to take responsibility and share their valuable knowledge outside the classroom.

In the end of the ceremony a handover of certificates was done by H.E. Peter Fahrenholtz, German Ambassador, followed by an enjoyable celebration. Again, a big congratulations to all the 16 union leaders.

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