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Rana Plaza in retrospect: What has changed in a decade?

Following the Rana Plaza tragedy, a global movement arose, demanding accountability, justice, and systemic change for garment workers

In pictures: A look back at Bangladesh’s deadliest industrial tragedy

April 24 is a date that should not be and cannot be ever obliterated from our memory. Rana Plaza collapsed on the morning of a hot summer day, on April 24, 2013. At least 1,136 people, mostly garment workers, were killed and over 2,500 others injured in the deadliest garment factory disaster in history as the nine-storey building came crashing down in Savar.

Safety of construction workers at a crossroads

The ugly reality that hides beneath Bangladesh's development in the building construction industry

Let not Rana Plaza fade from public memory

The absence of official commemorations and limited reference of Rana Plaza in national policy documents raise concerns about the commitment to bring about structural changes in our RMG industry.

Safety in RMG industry / How are local monitoring agencies faring 10 years after Rana Plaza?

Bangladesh still lacks strong governing institutions that could effectively monitor safety issues in the RMG industry

10 years after Rana Plaza disaster: Memories of horror

On the morning of April 24, 2013, Babul began his day working as a machine operator on the seventh floor of a garment factory at Rana Plaza in Savar. From his workstation, he could see his wife at her workstation.

10 yrs of Rana Plaza collapse: How are the workers doing?

Today, April 24, marks the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. Although they survived the accident on that fateful day, many injured workers are still unable to return to normal life. How are the victims of the Rana Plaza collapse doing after a decade?

Over half of Rana Plaza survivors unemployed

Around 54.5 percent of Rana Plaza survivors are unemployed while 89 percent of them have been without work for the past five to eight years, said a latest survey.

HC grants Rana Plaza owner bail in murder case

The High Court today granted bail to Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza, which collapsed claiming at least 1,136 lives in April 2013.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Rana Plaza victims remembered in candle light vigil

To mark the nine years anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy, the industrial disaster that killed more than 1,100 people back in 2013, a remembrance programme was held today (April 23, 2022) with candle light vigil for the victims.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

Bangladeshi photojournalist chronicles Ukrainians in flight

Upon his arrival in the small town of Chop, located in western Ukraine, Ismail Ferdous witnessed first-hand the devastating consequences of war.

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Graft case: HC again refuses bail to Rana Plaza owner

The High Court again refuses to grant bail to Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza -- which collapsed leaving at least 1,135 people in April, 2013 -- in a corruption case filed on charge of committing irregularities in constructing the building.

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

Dreams incomplete

From a young age, he believed in helping people in whatever way he could. Whether it was staging protests for the causes he believed in, saving lives of people trapped in building collapses, or rescuing stray animals in distress, he believed in acting upon his beliefs.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

Post-Rana Plaza, what we have achieved and what we haven't

The Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history, carries a moral and political significance.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

WHY ARE FACTORIES DEEMED UNSAFE STILL OPERATIONAL?

When the Accord and Alliance signed on different brands from all over the world after the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, they pledged that the factories that these brands will do business with will ensure safe working conditions for the workers.

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

Rana Plaza Survivors - 6 years on

Rana Plaza Survivors - 6 years on

April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019

Is Bangladesh’s remediation programme ready to take on Accord’s work?

After the fateful Rana Plaza disaster on April 24, 2013, a legally binding agreement between European buyers, retailers, and labour unions was signed to maintain structural safety and safe working environment in Bangladeshi RMG factories which is now known as

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Rana Plaza survivor on hunger strike

A survivor of the Rana Plaza disaster is continuing a hunger strike for the second consecutive day with an 11-point demand which includes rehabilitation and compensation for those affected.

April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018

Justice demanded on Rana Plaza anniversary

Pro-labour forces today called out for justice over the Rana Plaza tragedy, five years after the biggest industrial disaster shook the world with death of over a thousand workers in building collapse.

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