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They say that all Bangladeshis are separated by a maximum of two degrees of separation. On July 1, this reality was tragically proven true. Holey Artisan Bakery is the kind of place where expats can cure homesickness by indulging in a range of epicurean delights, while locals (especially kids) can grab themselves a treat before fasting hours began.
 

But even with a handful of dodgy counterfeiters behind bars, the overall problem remains daunting. Obviously, both short term and long term measures will need to be taken.

 
Former child laborer Nazma Akter knew she would dedicate her life to improving workers' rights when she joined her first protest outside a garment factory in Bangladesh when still a teenager several decades ago.  
 

Bangladeshi youth’s lack of access to relevant, high-quality skills training has resulted in a critical shortfall of skilled workers. Of the 60 million workers in the domestic labour market, only 1% them have completed some vocational skills training.

 
 

The Bangladesh indigenous peoples’ painful history of being excluded, exploited, and discriminated against are reflected in their present situation. They belong to the fringes, as marginalised and vulnerable people in the country. Their traditional knowledge, cultural diversity, and sustainable ways of life make a unique contribution to the common heritage of our country.

 
A group of girls used to walk up and down the beaches of south-west Bangladesh selling snacks to tourists. They trod the sands for hours every day offering crisps and eggs to anyone who looked willing to buy them so they could support their families.  
 

Climate change is the most daunting environmental issue of our time. It has instigated a wide range of challenges for countries, and many of us are already confronting the adverse impacts of it.

 

In its fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTD), Bangladesh remains on track in terms of treatment and elimination of Kala-azar and lymphatic filariasis, but it remains a potentially risk country for leprosy in the 11 nations of WHO South-East Asia region.

 

At a time when Bangladesh is still reeling from the worst terrorist attack in its history, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit carries considerable weight. On Monday, on his way to India, Kerry stopped in Dhaka and met with top Bangladeshi officials, civil society leaders, and youth, sending one unequivocal message: The United States will closely work with Bangladesh to combat terrorism. 

At a time when Bangladesh is still reeling from the worst terrorist attack in its history, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit carries considerable weight. On Monday, on his way to India, Kerry stopped in Dhaka and met with top Bangladeshi officials, civil society leaders, and youth, sending one unequivocal message: The United States will closely work with Bangladesh to combat terrorism. 
 

I saw a post on Facebook this week by a woman about how, while walking on the streets, she was subjected to repeated comments made about her physique by a man. It did not surprise me, and it would not surprise anyone, especially women who live in this country. 

 
 


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