Bangladesh

The Commonwealth Offers Hope To Voters Who Expect Credible Elections

Patricia Scotland QC | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Patricia Scotland QC

We are committed to helping all our member countries, wherever they are on their democratic journey. In doing so, we aim to justify the sense of hope and optimism which all voters deserve to feel on election day.

We're In The End-Game For Many Neglected Tropical Diseases - But What About Leprosy?

Geoff Prescott | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

As the name suggests, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest of the poor in the developing world and low income communities overseas. T...

From Sylhet To Cambridge: Reflecting On 60 Years Of Family History And Heritage

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Ibrahim Rahman

During my school days, history was something that hardly filled me with excitement. Even watching Doctor Who episodes set in the past required serious...

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

How Trump's Stance On Climate Change Could Affect The World's Poorest Women

Himaya Quasem | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

Taslima will probably never see the chaos that has descended upon Washington D.C. as the world's most powerful man issues edicts that fling multiple lives into disarray. But the stance that United States President Donald Trump takes on climate change in the coming days will affect her nonetheless.

Patriachy Is Political

Shaista Aziz | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Shaista Aziz

For generations women's rights campaigners have been working to create a world where there is greater gender equity and parity. But across the world...

How To Prove The 'Unprovable' With Human-Centered Design

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Anastasia Kyriacou

Since the 1970s there has been an explosion of organisations with a vision to improve lives within the international development paradigm. But how eff...

Ongoing Workplace Discrimination Of Highly Educated British-Bangladeshi Women

Shahida Rahman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...

Zero Possibility Of 'Getting To Zero' On Child Mortality?

Helen Morton | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

If the global community is serious about 'getting to zero' on under-five child deaths, it needs to be equally serious about drowning, positioning prevention as a priority; a forgotten, but fundamental, Global Goal enabler.

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

Enforced Disappearance In Bangladesh And The Lack Of Accountability

Toby Cadman | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Toby Cadman

The international community, through the UN, or indeed any other avenue, must be urged to address these concerns; Bangladesh cannot be allowed to become another 'never again', and the international community would do well to heed Moliere's advice, whether it wishes to acknowledge it or not, 'we are responsible for what we do not do'.

Don't Forget The Girls With No-One To Look After Them This Christmas

Girish Menon | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Girish Menon

This Christmas potentially millions of girls living around the world will be facing the risk of sexual violence and exploitation. But putting an exact number on just how many is impossible. The problem is often hidden and concrete figures are hard to come by. These are invisible girls - children who fall through the cracks, who are frequently barely noticed and can face horrific sexual violence.

Power Is Control Of The Story - We Want Our Clothes To Tell A Different Story

Carry Somers | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Style
Carry Somers

This Thursday is the fourth anniversary of the Tazreen Fashions fire in Dhaka Bangladesh. All of the garment workers were on an overtime shift to complete an urgent order when the fire alarm sounded, but managers ordered them to carry on working.

Girls Have Mountain To Climb To Achieve Same Opportunities As Boys

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Supporting this future generation of leaders, and ensuring that their voices are heard - in communities, in national capitals, and on the world stage - will be critical to the goal of ending child marriage, and transforming the lives of millions of children.

The Case of Hasnat Karim Reveals Britain's Mystifying Diplomatic Policies

Lord Carlile | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Lord Carlile

What diplomatic support should a British citizen detained abroad reasonably expect to receive from the UK Government? The circumstances of Hasnat Ka...

International Day Of Charity - Challenging Public Perceptions

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

As a sector, we've been burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the negative press and public opinion will soon subside but it's been a year and the angst and anguish doesn't seem to be getting any better. The longer there is a misconception about the work we do, the fewer funds there are being brought in and, as a result, fewer lives are being changed.

When Is a Cure a Cure?

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Researchers spend years looking for them, testing them, perfecting them before medical practitioners get to implement them in real life. I'm talking about cures. They've discovered one for malaria and for TB, and they're still working on one for cancer.

We Continue to Wait for Tahmid Hasib Khan

Farzana Rahman | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Farzana Rahman

My memories of Bangladesh are those of someone else. Being a second generation immigrant is a strange thing; memories and ties to a place you have visited but never lived in. A curious familiarity and nostalgia created through the stories retold by homesick parents to children who speak and think in a different language.

Let's Talk About Colourism

Maliha Reza | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maliha Reza

The minute I stepped out of the airport in Bangladesh, I was slapped in the face with adverts proclaiming "Fair and Lovely". What makes it worse is that, that the models are not close to looking like the demographic of women in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh in the Hands of Terrorists

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

The terror attack is a sad way to end this blessed month of Ramadan for the people of Bangladesh. It is a terrible end of so many innocent lives. I feel intensely distressed by these massacres. As an Imam I offer my sincere prayers and condolences for those who have lost their lives in these atrocities. Bangladesh, may God grant you true freedom and shelter from tyranny. May God make you a great nation again.

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.

Why Architecture Should Matter to All of Us

Simone de Gale | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Simone de Gale

This month London is holding its Festival of Architecture, an annual event that celebrates the city as a global hub of architectural experimentation, ...

The Consequences of Misdiagnosis

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

In the UK, when you're sick you go to the doctor and expect a swift and accurate diagnosis. It is rare to be told that your symptoms are unheard of or to be given a completely incorrect diagnosis. In many countries though, this is commonplace, especially when it comes to lesser known diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

Bangladesh: Not Playing Now XI

Roushan Alam | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
Roushan Alam

The Bangladesh cricket team has never been better. World Cup quarter finalists, seventh in the one day rankings and with recent series wins against India, South Africa and Pakistan - it's no surprise that when Bangladesh fans come up with their all-time eleven - it tends to skew heavily towards the current line up.

Deafening Silence and the Intolerable Hypocrisy by Liberals and Intellectuals

Ajmal Masroor | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Ajmal Masroor

I'm becoming impassive to the inconsistent and selective mantra chanting of Western liberals calling for human rights, rule of law and democracy. They seem to be quick to condemn human rights abuse in certain situations but in others, especially those involving Muslims, they remain curiously silent.