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Summary Since December 2020, the Bangladesh government has moved nearly 20,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote silt island in the Bay of Bengal. With the approaching monsoon season, refugees and humanitarian workers alike fear that inadequate…
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Summary On April 7, 2016, soon after the end of evening prayers, Sadia, 27, heard her husband calling her to come down to the street. As she got to the door, however, he stood flanked by two men, blocking the exit. On her husband’s order, his companions…
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Summary “States and relevant stakeholders will contribute resources and expertise to expand and enhance the quality and inclusiveness of national education systems to facilitate access by refugee[s] … and special efforts will be mobilized to minimize…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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 On the night of August 4, 2018, police surrounded the home of Nusrat Jahan Sonia, a 25-year-old primary school teacher, in a rural area of Patuakhali district, south of Dhaka. They said she had “written something…
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  Summary In late August and September 2017, Bangladesh welcomed the sudden influx of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. This followed an earlier wave of violence in October 2016, which forced over 80,000…
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 On April 9, 2018, Bangladesh listed its new Digital Security Bill in parliament, which was then sent to a parliamentary standing committee for review. The proposed law is in part intended to replace section 57 of the Information…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary My brother asked, “Can I have your identity? What is your force? Are you RAB, CID, DB?” They did not identify themselves. He asked several times. They did not wear any uniform and they had no legal arrest warrant. Nothing. They just said, “Come…
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 In recent years the government of Bangladesh has taken important steps toward acknowledging and protecting hijras, but the implementation of promising decrees and programs has exposed hijras to serious abuses.
 
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Summary On the morning of February 28, 2013, the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party called a strike to protest the death penalty handed down against its leader, Delwar Hossain Sayedee, who had been convicted by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal (…
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 Khobor lives with his wife, two sons, and daughter in a rural village in central Bangladesh. Their house is small, with a dirt floor, thatched walls, and a corrugated tin roof. Too poor to own his own land, Khobor earns his…
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 Marry Before Your House is Swept Away
 Child Marriage in Bangladesh
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 “Whoever Raises their Head Suffers

 the Most”
 
 
 Workers’ Rights in

 Bangladesh’s Garment Factories
 
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 Democracy

 in the Crossfire
 Opposition

 Violence and Government Abuses in the 2014 Pre- and Post-Election Period in

 Bangladesh
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 Opposition

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 Blood on the Streets
 The Use of Excessive Force During Bangladesh Protests 
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 ICT-Related Demonstrations and

 Violence
 Hefazat-e-Islam Demonstrations and…
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 Jahaj, 17, has worked in a factory where animal hides are

 tanned in Hazaribagh, a combined residential and industrial neighborhood of

 Dhaka, since he…
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 “Will I Get My Dues … Before I Die?”
 Harm to Women from Bangladesh’s Discriminatory Laws
 on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce 
 
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 Discriminatory
 Personal Laws…
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 “The Fear Never Leaves Me”
 Torture, Custodial Deaths, and Unfair Trials after the 2009 Mutiny of the Bangladesh Rifles
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 Pilkhana Headquarters, Dhaka
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