Bangladesh

The Trouble With Aid

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Hannah Beckerman

I suspect most of us want to see an effective international aid programme. But only by addressing some of the institutional processes by which money is awarded and projects assessed are we likely to feel as confident as we ought that British international aid is making the difference it should, and difference it could.

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

Bangladesh Should Be a UK Foreign Policy Priority for Hammond

Simon Danczuk | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Reinvigorating one of the great offices of state will require a fresh look at how we exert global influence and how we identify early warning signs where countries with close links to the UK are heading towards trouble. Bangladesh is one such country and should be a high priority for Hammond.

Bangladesh's Contribution to International Criminal Justice

Toby Cadman | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

The list of problems with the trials and the improper actions of the Bangladesh government are manifold and are widely reported so are not regurgitated here in depth. I invite you however to read them

Bangladesh - A Year On

Damon Boughen | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Damon Boughen

A year ago this week 1,129 people lost their lives when the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, trapping thousands of garment workers as it fell. 12 months on, much has changed, and much has remained static.

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

Fashion Victims: The Rana Plaza Disaster, One Year On

Jean Lambert | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jean Lambert

The victims of this disaster must never be forgotten. We must work to ensure no-one endures such appalling conditions in future, and all workers have the right to make a decent living from their labour.

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Why I'm Taking the Bangladesh Prime Minister to the International Criminal Court

Toby Cadman | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

In the face of this violence, and under pressure from the international community, the Bangladesh Government has tried to frame this situation as one of liberal secularism versus illiberal Islamism. Yet there is nothing progressive, secular in violently suppressing an opposition whose worldview you do not share.

Planet Appetite: Good News From Bangladesh

Rupert Parker | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Bangladesh gets more than its share of bad news stories, usually floods and famines, but the country is now opening up for tourism and is well worth a visit.

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.

Bangladesh and a Human Rights Crisis

Lord Avebury | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

Zia and Hasina's families have been rotating power for over 30 years, each taking retribution against the perceived iniquity of their predecessors. Sadly, the country's toxic cyclical politics is now being played out again.

Stunning Bravery Of A Bangladeshi Boy Who Dived Into A River To Save A Drowning Baby Deer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

These stunning images show a Bangladeshi boy risking his own life in floodwaters to help a struggling baby deer that was close to perishing in the rag...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

Is Bangladesh Turning Into a Failed State?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The international community - the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth in particular -must play an active role in bringing Hasina's government and the opposition together to hold a free and fair election under international observers.

The Day I Met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Shamim Chowdhury

The day I met Sheikh Hasina, I thought for a fleeting moment she was one of my aunts. She smiled at me in that distinct, maternal manner I associate only with Bangladeshi women of a certain age; her silk sari wrapped neatly around her body, her hairline revealing no attempt to hide the greys.

GRAPHIC: Shocking Images Of Violence At Deadly Bangladesh Polls Protest

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

This appalling image appears to show the moment supporters of the ruling Bangladesh party beat a lawyer and supporter of the main opposition during a ...

Kalpana Chakma - Lost But Not Forgotten in Bangladesh

Lydia Parker | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK
Lydia Parker

It was at the age of 23 that Kalpana was kidnapped from her home. The last memories her family have of her are of a girl of 23. What does Kalpana look like now 17 years later? What would she be doing if she hadn't been taken?... Please join us to make sure Kalpana's story isn't forgotten.

Bangladesh Hanging of an Opposition Political Leader Can Lead the Once Moderate Country Into Political Darkness

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

On Thursday 12 December Bangladesh hanged the Islamic leader, Abdul Quader Mollah, despite pleas from, among others, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. CNN reported that two UN human rights experts called on Bangladesh to halt the execution "because of concerns that Mollah did not receive a fair trial".

Typhoons Like Haiyan Are the New Normal - So When Will Leaders Start Taking Disaster Preparedness Seriously?

Dr Mohamed Ashmawey | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Dr Mohamed Ashmawey

So, do we write off countries like the Philippines as simply 'disaster-prone', and ready our emergency relief teams for the next Haiyan? Absolutely not. We must act now on the knowledge that climate change is driving an increase in extreme weather, and provide better protection against the impact of climate-related disasters.

Bangladesh and a Government in Denial

Toby Cadman | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

It is now clear that Bangladesh is mired in an intractable political crisis. The main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has boycotted next month's general election.

Development, Disability and Loos: Why We Need Inclusion Everywhere

Jane Wilbur | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Jane Wilbur

Imagine you need to use the loo. Really, right now, you desperately need a loo. Now imagine you're in Uganda, one of the poorest countries on the planet. Now imagine you're in Uganda and you don't have the use of your legs. You don't have a proper wheelchair to get around with either - you use a hand-pedal bike, creaky and rusty.

Bangladeshi Workers, Among Lowest Paid In World, Torch Factory Causing £60m Loss To Owners

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Workers are suspected of causing a fire that engulfed one of Bangladesh's biggest garment factories which produces clothing for well-known retailers...

Women at War: Bangladesh's Political Future Unsafe, Unpredictable

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

The impending elections in January 2014 can further the disparity, simply by leaving the choice between devil and the deep sea. Enchanted as always, other countries will watch this voyeurism of poverty and political instability with only as much concern and curiosity as the election results unfold post polling, just to see if their predictions were close enough.

The Execution of Political Opponents in Bangladesh Is an Affront to Democracy

Lord Carlile | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

It is up to anti-death penalty advocates like the British government to now make their voices heard. The ICT's first round of executions may start in less than a month. If they are not halted, Bangladesh may enter a dark chapter in its history.