World Sight Day 2022

Today, 13 October, marks World Sight Day 2022.In Bangladesh, the number of people in need of eye care is spiralling. In 2020, 19 in every 100 adults aged 30 years or older had visual impairment (Nationwide Blindness Survey 2020).

Gender-based harassment and violence: Prevention requires coordinated initiatives

Gender Platform Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled ‘Gender-based harassment and violence: Prevention requires coordinated initiatives’ on December 29, 2021. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

In Pursuit of Resurgence

In this session, speakers focused on how businesses can properly address ongoing and future crises to achieve sustainability, and how organisational leaders could rise to the occasion with appropriate and effective strategy, vision, mission and business models that determine the sustainability of a business.

Bangladesh Consumer Protection in The Digital Age

In our country, we have always been reactive instead of proactive. As we are seeing now, a large number of consumers have been exploited by some unscrupulous e-commerce enterprises.

Towards a Covid-resilient disability inclusive labour market

BBDN is a non-profit trust established by the BEF to create a disability-inclusive labour market system in Bangladesh.

Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Sustainable Development and Realisation of Rights

Indigenous people generally follow the custom of communal ownership of land. Therefore, their land was not registered during the British colonial period.

Ensuring Choices and Rights

This year, the World Population Day focuses on comprehensive rights and choices on sexual and reproductive health. The theme itself refers to the global consensus that reproductive health rights are integral and indivisible parts of human rights.

Engage more young people in CSR

Speakers at an online discussion recommended that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives should engage local youth organisations by providing them with the opportunity to access CSR funds. This will ensure that the youth gain skills in project development and implementation and can thereby continue to push for social change.

Prioritise local organisations to make CSR programmes sustainable

Speakers at an online discussion recommended Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives reaching marginalised communities that need such funding the most. A key factor would be to leverage local NGOs and youth organisations, who are aware of the local scenario, to implement CSR projects.

Strengthened Civil Society Protects and Promotes Women’s Rights

The Daily Star and NETZ in partnership with WE CAN and DASCOH Foundation organised an online discussion titled “Strengthened Civil Society Protects and Promotes Women’s Rights” on April 24, 2021. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Strengthened Civil Society Protects and Promotes Women’s Rights

There are various factors contributing to this increase in domestic violence and child marriage; one of them being the loss of income in most families which has caused a state of uncertainty for the families.

Sector-Wide Impact Assessment on Coastal Small Fishers

This was a 31-month action research project. The Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR) invited us to collaborate with them in implementing a project on sustainable oceans.