The 2023 Global Rights Index noted that workers’ rights have consistently deteriorated in the Asia Pacific region over the last 10 years with governments passing various laws that undermine workers’ interests
At least eight people have been detained by the Bangladeshi police under murder charges in connection with factory fire that broke out in a food processing factory in Rupganj. 52 people were killed in the incident
We take a look at the nationwide strike by Amazon workers across Italy, a massive fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, recent developments in Yemen, and the presence of armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the pretext of foreign military interventions
Nearly 750,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar fearing persecution at the hands of the military. Those who remain in the volatile Rakhine State are still at risk, making the slogan “never again” appear empty
The chaos created by the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011 has made the country a breeding ground for human trafficking to Europe, leading to hundreds of deaths each year
175 Rohingyas attempting to escape persecution in Myanmar through the sea route were detained by the Myanmese navy after their boats were intercepted in the Andaman sea
At least 15 workers have been killed in different accidents in the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh this year. The incidents reveal the lack of government supervision and negligence by employers.
Over 100,000 Rohingya refugees participated in a rally marking the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar. The community was the target of an ethnic cleansing campaign conducted by the military in 2017.
The report comes at a time when the Myanmar government’s attempts to repatriate 1,000 Rohingya families from Bangladesh failed due to widespread mistrust among the refugees.