Bangladesh
Reports chronicle continuing violence and discrimination against Rohingya community

Violence against the persecuted Rohingya minority community has persisted despite demands to Myanmar state authorities to ensure their safety

Protest against rape Bangladesh Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women 

Hundreds of people protested against rising incidents of sexual assault of women in Bangladesh, and demanded the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan

Bangladesh jute mill workers protest Jute mill workers protest in Bangladesh demanding arrears

Hundreds of workers employed at the Asha jute mill in Debidwar, Bangladesh, congregated at the Dhaka-Chattogram highway to demand the release of their pending wages. Workers also burnt tyres and raised slogans against the administration 

India and Bangladesh suffer brunt of annual flooding

Massive flooding has devastated parts of South Asia, especially northeastern India and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh interview Manisha Chakraborty Health workers left in the lurch as pandemic spreads in Bangladesh

The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

Cyclone Amphan’s death toll crosses 100, citizens protest over lack of facilities

The total damage is estimated to be in the range of USD 15 billion. Protests broke out in cities in the Indian State of West Bengal as normalcy has not been restored three days after the cyclone

Garment workers strike Bangladesh Garment factory workers in Bangladesh demand timely payment of dues

Bangladesh began reopening factories last week, despite a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, there remain serious safety concerns over the implementation of mandatory preventive measures and the risk posed to the lives of thousands of workers

Bangladesh garment workers COVID Garment factories reopen in Bangladesh despite COVID-19 concerns

Resumption of work may provide some relief to workers but there are concerns about the spread of the disease due to the absence of adequate safety measures in most factories

Bangladesh deports Rohingyas Bangladesh to deport nearly 400 Rohingya refugees who were rescued from sea

Over two dozen of the refugees, who were trying to reach Malaysia in a bid to escape the conditions in camps in Bangladesh, died at sea. The other 396 will be deported to Myanmar

Bangladesh workers die COVID Two workers die after being chased by police in Bangladesh

While trying to disperse protesting workers demanding wages and allowances in Bhaluka Upazila district, the police fired tear gas canisters causing two fleeing workers to be hit by a fast-moving truck

Bangladesh journalist missing Senior journalist goes missing in Bangladesh

Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament

Shipbreaking Bangladesh Yet another report exposes the death trap that is Bangladesh’s ship breaking industry

26 workers died in Bangladesh’s shipbreaking industry in 2019, as per the Shipbreaking Platform Report. The country is fast becoming the top dumping site for obsolete ships which has led to many environmental and health issues

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