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A JOURNEY BY RIVER FOR RIVER

14 March 2016 was a more eventful day than other days. There was a festive atmosphere in the office. From the morning, candidates of Feminist Leadership Forum (FLF) were conducting their campaign for the new convener position. After successful campaign, election formality started at 3 pm. The former convener handed over the responsibility to the newly elected convener.
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THREE YEARS SINCE RANA PLAZA: THE CHANGING RMG SECTOR

This is the preliminary findings of the 3rd follow-up survey on the status of rehabilitation and reintegration of the survivors and the families of deceased, and a critical reflection on the changes in the ready-made garments (RMG) sector post-Rana Plaza collapse
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TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The purpose of the study was to explore the status of Teacher Education Programme regarding inclusive education for children with disabilities in Bangladesh. The study shows, there are a few commendable initiatives taken by the Government in favour of inclusive education. However, a number of policy, practice and administrative challenges exist in the education system. Teacher education curriculum, teacher education institutions, the educators etc. require major reform for adequate promotion of inclusive education.
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CAREGIVER TRAINING MANUAL

The training manual is expected to facilitate trainings targeted to enhance caregiving skills people require in meeting the therapeutic needs of children living with disabilities in Bangladesh. We hope the manual will be helpful for trainers, trainees and anyone working in the field of disability. The manual is in Bengali language at the moment.
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PARIS AGREEMENT: A 50-50?

This is all happening in the backdrop of a concern that human rights may be at stake in the text of the agreement. Initiated by Norway and joined by other developed countries, a group had showed reluctance to have ‘human rights’ in the operative section of the agreement. What does it mean for gender equity, inclusiveness, inequality, climate induced displacement? When we are discussing the economic and non –economic, social cultural losses of impacted communities from the vulnerable countries and trying to push for action on the already existing agreements in this relation, it is most unwarranted.
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LEARNING DOCUMENT SERIES 16-18

This series presents learning on three development initiatives: Organic Advocacy, Resilience in Char (lands surrounded by river water and detached from the main land) and Women’s Collectives in empowering grassroots women. Organicity of a Grassroots advocacy initiative is the essence of the first learning document in this publication.
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MIGRATION – A POSITIVE ADAPTATION METHOD

Migration ought to be seen as a legitimate and effective method of adapting to climate change and a positive endeavor, not negative. This became the main message to take away from the multilogue in Dhaka jointly organised yesterday (14 November 2015) by ActionAid Bangladesh and Norwegian Refugee Councils, where the research paper ‘Community Resilience and Disaster-related Displacement in South Asia’ was launched.
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RAISING FUND FOR NEPAL

When any unfortunate natural disaster takes place in the countries where ActionAid works, ActionAid’s makes it a mandate to respond to the disaster immediately. The team that does it is called EFAST. This Emergency First Action Support Team is comprised of a pool of experienced and skilled ActionAid staff from across the ActionAid Federation spread in over 45 countries. As practised, the EFAST members, tied to different areas of humanitarian intervention as per their expertise, are deployed in short notice to assist with emergency support.
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HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT IN THANCHI

It all started with light showers. But the drizzle escalated to downpour in Thanchi and around. This led to flooding in this hilly terrain of Bandarban district – something most of the inhabitants there never experienced. By the time water started to recede after 4 days of heavy rain, the hilly land mass already lost its stability. Several landslides followed affecting people’s houses and roads. And the flooding took away crops and seedbeds.
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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Md. Mokaddes Litu is a 26 year old graduate student residing in a remote location in Nilphamari district of Bangladesh. Over the past few years, Litu and other young women and men from his community have been engaged in advocacy and lobbying with key decision makers on stopping child marriage and other forms of social injustice, and establishing access to and ownership of land for the marginalised people. The whole range of activity was and a part of ActionAid’s youth network – Activista.
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YOUNG PEOPLE, THE SDGS AND BANGLADESH

Starting in 2012, young people in Bangladesh joined the millions of young people across the world to participate in surveys and dialogues amongst themselves but also with decision makers to highlighting their priorities.
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POLITICAL WILL FOR CLIMATE ACTIONS

The UN climate talks in Paris (CoP 21) are an important moment. Climate change is a global problem that needs a global solution – one that recognises the crisis inextricably linked to inequality and poverty, as Pope Francis so eloquently stressed in his recent encyclical. Climate change impacts on the ground are reversing the development gains like never before for the 7.3 billion people of the globe. The achievement of MDGs would have seen much more substantial achievements and would have brought greater positive results without the negative impacts of climate change.
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