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COVID 19 impact: LIFE vs LIVELIHOOD? The dilemma facing Bangladeshi RMG workers in re-opened factories

COVID-19 has not only trembled our health sector but also crashed on Economic factors. One of the major contributions to Bangladesh's national GDP comes from the RMG sector which has been facing a very critical situation. On one hand, there is a pressure of competing in the International market to reach the supplier demand, on the other hand, lack of enough commodities to ensure the health safety of the workers has created an unsolvable dilemma while reopening the factories.

This is an article which is written by Dil Afrose Jahan, based on interviews of multiple level stakeholders undermining the RMG sector. Dil Afrose Jahan is an Investigative Journalist and Media Trainer of Bangladesh. She is also an International Center for Journalists Fellow.

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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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