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Safety programme established six years ago in #Bangladesh has saved lives and stopped retaliation across hundreds of factories

Safety programme established six years ago in #Bangladesh has saved lives and stopped retaliation across hundreds of factories

| May 16, 2019

An independent mechanism allowing garment workers to directly raise safety issues is making factories safer and empowering workers to advocate for their own safety, according to a report published by the International Labour Rights Forum. The success of the complaint mechanism run by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh – trusted by […]

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Commission delivers on its pledge to support #Rohingya refugees in #Bangladesh

Commission delivers on its pledge to support #Rohingya refugees in #Bangladesh

| October 18, 2018

The European Union has been providing substantial political, development and humanitarian support in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis from the outset. It has so far made available €65 million in humanitarian assistance. With today’s additional €15 million in support it delivers on its pledge to assist the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The support will deliver on the medium-term development […]

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#Bangladesh: New law must outlaw all marriages involving children, say MEPs

#Bangladesh: New law must outlaw all marriages involving children, say MEPs

MEPs note with concern the adoption of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, which has loopholes providing for “legal authorisation for child marriage” in Bangladesh, the country with the highest rate of child marriage in Asia. The Act allows exceptions to the minimum age of marriage of 18 for women and 21 for men to be […]

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EU supports people affected by floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh

EU supports people affected by floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh

The European Commission is providing emergency support to Myanmar and Bangladesh following floods and mudslides which affected thousands of people in both countries. Myanmar will receive €1 million and Bangladesh €500,000. Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides said: “The EU stands by the people affected by the floods both in Myanmar and Bangladesh. […]

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Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims hold photos of their loved ones. @Rohat Ali Rajib The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago today (24 April), claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people. The tragedy highlighted the human cost of cheap clothing. On 29 April MEPs vote on a resolution on the progress […]

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RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ready made garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh came under global focus last year, but under very tragic circumstances. Just a month ago was the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse when more than 1,100 people were killed and 2,500 were injured when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. Ismat Jahan, the Bangladesh […]

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Bangladesh seeks ‘higher levels’ of EU co-operation

Bangladesh seeks ‘higher levels’ of EU co-operation

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bangladesh wants to raise co-operation with the EU and its member states to “higher levels”, says the country’s new foreign minister. Speaking on 31 March during a visit to Brussels, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali (pictured) also predicted that Bangladesh was “on track” to overtake China as the world’s number one exporter of garments. The foreign […]

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