Bangladesh

Bangladesh Needs Global Help to Fight Terror

Bangladesh Needs Global Help to Fight Terror

By Paulo Casaca, Founder of South Asian Democratic Forum
Location Portugal Portugal

The world is beginning to understand that democracy is under siege in a country vital to global interests. It is time for world powers to fully back the democratic government of Bangladesh and support its fight against domestic terror. BRUSSELS, Belgium — There is a struggle underway for the soul of Bangladesh. On one side is the democratically elected government and millions of other Bangladeshis who supports a multi-party system, religious tolerance and women’s rights. On […]

February 8, 2014 · 2 comments · Bangladesh, Democracy, Politics
Bangladesh: Impunity Is The Problem, Not The Solution

Bangladesh: Impunity Is The Problem, Not The Solution

By Paulo Casaca, Executive Director of Alliance to Renew Co-operation among Humankind
Location Bangladesh Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, buses and trains have been the main targets of an arson campaign conducted by Islamist organizations opposed to the persecution of perpetrators of the 1971 Genocide. DHAKA, Bangladesh — “Pray for us!” were the last words of Dr. Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital waving me goodbye. Founded only ten years ago, the only specialized unit addressing burn victims in the […]

December 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Bangladesh, Politics, South Asia
Don’t Boycott The Bangladesh Textile Industry

Don’t Boycott The Bangladesh Textile Industry

By Sheerzod Juraboyev, Co-Founder of the Canadian-Uzbek Association
Location Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Calls to boycott Bangladesh’s garment industry would ruin the economy and workers’ lives. In the wake of another tragedy in the Bangladesh garment industry which took the lives of hundreds of people and injured many more, some are calling to boycott the Bangladeshi textile industry. Those people are saying that if the local government and local businesses would not treat employees adequately and provide them with safe working conditions, let’s punish them by imposing a […]