28 April 2017
Four years on since the disastrous collapse of the Rana Plaza building, have things changed in the Bangladesh garment industry? Taking the case of one relatively small manufacturer on the outskirts of Dhaka, the answer appears to be yes.
25 October 2016
ILO is working with women trade unionists to boost awareness of occupational safety issues in the garment industry
30 September 2016
Desperate to go abroad to work and escape poverty, Najma initially turned to a broker for help. But, what she learned at an ILO-funded training course made her realize she had been cheated.
17 August 2016
Thought the Bangladesh Jute industry was a thing of the past? Think again. The industry needs more and more skilled staff and an innovative partnership supported by ILO between Panchagarh Technical School and College and a leading jute company is helping meet this demand.
12 August 2016
A young woman in Bangladesh benefits from ILO skills training, highlighting the leading role of youth in poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development.
09 August 2016
On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we spoke to Sulekha Mrong, an indigenous Garo woman from the rolling hills of north-eastern Bangladesh. She explains how an ILO initiative helps indigenous people to better understand their rights as well as forge positive relationships with government authorities.
05 May 2016
Disabled people can find it hard to both find employment and social acceptance in Bangladesh. Yet when they are given the chance, time after time they prove their worth in the workplace and value in society.
08 April 2016
The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision.
01 April 2016
As Occupational Safety and Health Day approaches, on 28 April, Bangladeshi fire fighters have a message for all factory owners.
08 March 2016
Gender gap in labour force participation has declined only marginally. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality & Non-Discrimination, explains the report findings including wage gaps and some of the specific challenges that prevent women in Asia and the Pacific from contributing fully to the economy and society.