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BRAC-PPRC launches research report on road safety in Bangladesh
13 August 2014, Dhaka. The research report titled 'Road Safety in Bangladesh: Realities and Challenges' was unveiled on 13th August 2014, the third death anniversary of the veteran journalist Mishuk Muneer and film-maker Tareque Masud. Power and Participation Research Center (PPRC) conducted the research funded by BRAC. The launching event was jointly organised by PPRC and BRAC on Wednesday, at the capital's Daily Star auditorium. Executive Director of PPRC, Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, gave the ......Read More

BRAC partners with Mayalogy to promote women empowerment through online platform in Bangladesh
29 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC signed an MoU with Mayalogy.com.bd, the first website dedicated to empowering women in the country. The project aims to create a virtual platform which will ensure access to information for women and girls to manage stress and crisis related to gender based violence and gender discrimination. Director of BRAC's Gender Justice and Diversity programme, Sheepa hafiza and CEO of Mayalogy, Ivy Huq Russell signed the partnership agreement titled "BRAC-Mayalogy Partnership on ......Read More

Argentina beats Brazil on the grounds of Dhaka
29 June 2014, Dhaka. As the entire nation fall victim to the craze of FIFA world cup 2014, BRAC decided to harness the enthusiasm through an exhibition match between the nation's top favourite teams-Brazil and Argentina. On Friday afternoon of 27 March, the all-girls football teams of BRAC's adolescent development clubs put on the jersey of Brazil and Argentina, and the much anticipated finale was underway.The match began at 3pm on the ground of Motijheel T&T school, packed with an enthusiastic ......Read More

BRAC stresses on the importance of private sector in development
26 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC held its Annual Report 2013 launching event on 26 June 2014. The event was held at BRAC centre in Mohakhali. Highlighting BRAC's achievements of 2013, BRAC's vice chairperson and Interim ED, Dr Mushtaque R Chowdhury said, "BRAC acts as catalyst creating an ecosystem where poor can seize control of their lives." Presenting last year's achievements he mentioned, "more than 12,114 crore taka was disbursed to 42 lac borrowers, 91,300 ultra poor households were reached in ......Read More

Inhuman Kafala system is the major reason for exploitation to the migrant workers in GCC
Speakers on consultation appealed to abolish Kafala and demanded as it is a global agenda on protection of migrant rights in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). National Alliance for Migrant's Rights Bangladesh (NAMR,B) organised a national consultation today morning on "Kafala violating migrant's rights: Can FIFA help to abolish?" in BRAC centre auditorium, Dhaka. Speakers highlighted on Qatar's promises to review its labour laws, especially the kafala or sponsorship system, which is found in GCC......Read More

Commemoration of 15 years of anniversary of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF)
Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) observed its 15th anniversary with the slogan "15 years of success and fight to prevent acid violence" on 31 May 2014. ASF has been working in preventing and raising awareness on acid violence since 1999. The organisation stepped into 16 years of its founding in May this year. Acid violence has declined as a result of a collaborative effort, ASF believes, but the organisation strives to bring the rate of acid violence down to zero. The programme started with a w......Read More

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives Princeton honorary degree
05 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC founder and Chairperson, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Princeton University on 3 June 2014. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber awarded Sir Fazle in the historic Nassau Hall of the university. This honorary doctoral degree was conferred upon five people for their contributions to human rights, public life, business, the humanities, education and engineering. Former U.S. secretary of state, Madeleine K. Albright is ......Read More

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed honoured with Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal
02 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC founder and chairperson, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has been awarded the Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal by The Russian Children Foundation (RDF) on the occasion of International Children's Day on 1 June 2014. He received the award at Moscow's historic Bolshoi Theatre after a Gala concert for orphaned, disabled and disadvantaged children, where he was present as the Guest of Honour. About 11,000 children from all around the country gathered in Moscow to participate in th......Read More

BRAC Dairy and its innovative efforts highlighted in an international academic thesis
29 May 2014, Dhaka. Yoni Blumberg, a student of Carleton College in USA, has recently completed a thesis that uses BRAC Dairy as a case in point to study and analyse social enterprise strategies and the resulting impacts. The thesis looks into the many strategies that social enterprises use to create social and economic change; Blumberg traces how BRAC Dairy, in particular, is helping small farmers in Bangladesh, using innovative methods in different levels of its operations to tackle poverty. T......Read More

Seminar held on ‘Creating accessibility in transportation and road infrastructure for the disabled’
BRAC's road safety programme held a seminar on 'Creating accessibility in transportation and road infrastructure for the disabled' on 6 May 2014, at BRAC Centre. It was a collaborative initiative between BRAC and BRTA. Consultant in traffic planning and researcher of Lund University Helena Svensson, PhD gave a presentation on the topic. She identified insufficient footpath and a lack of arrangement for disabled people to get into public transport as major problems. She suggested that places lik......Read More

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