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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Bangladeshi Expats Call for Ensuring Safe Migration

The government should take adequate measures to ensure safe overseas recruitment and migration keeping national interest in focus, observed Bangladeshi people living and working abroad. The Bangladeshi diaspora also called for making the country’s foreign missions ‘migrant friendly’ facilitating consular services to the Bangladeshi migrant workers in distress at the overseas destinations. They made their observations while talking to this correspondent

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Returnee woman migrants abused abroad struggle to lead normal life

Female workers on return as victims of sexual abuse and non-payment of wages struggle hard to get back to normal life. Their life is made unbearable by burdens of loans, separation, family conflicts, extra marital issues, social exclusion as well as conflicts over lands and assets. Migration experts told New Age that the government had the constitutional obligation to ensure female workers’ protection in destination countries. On August 28, a female

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‘Blockade’- the documentary film screened in The Hague

Blockade, Bangladesh documentary. Among the audience H.E. Mr. Mohammed Belal, Ambassador of Bangladesh. 26 November 2018, The Hague: Only a week before the month of Victory, Embassy of Bangladesh in the Hague organized screening of a liberation war documentary on 25 November 2018. A full house attended the screening of ‘Blockade’ based on true story. ‘Blockade’ documentary is the story of nonviolent protest to stop the shipment of arms from

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Int’l Migrants Day Today: Losing all to ‘free visas’

Deceived by brokers, many migrant workers return home empty-handed from Middle Eastern countries Porimol Palma Luring jobseekers to work independently and earn more abroad, brokers charge them high recruitment fees to have “free visas”. But these visas don't offer them a better future by any means. Take for example the case of Abul Kalam. The 44-year-old man from Cumilla's Barura had spent Tk 4.5 lakh to go to Qatar on a “free visa” on December

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Malaysia proposes 20pc cut from expatriate workers’ wages

The Malaysian human resources ministry in a proposal asked employers to deduct 20 per cent of the basic wage of the expatriate workers to discourage them from fleeing work and causing losses to the employers. Malaysian news agency BERNAMA quoted human resources minister M. Kula Segaran as saying at a news conference that the proposal had been submitted to the National Labour Advisory Council last week for discussions with the stakeholders before

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GFMD 2018 in Marrakesh: Making the GCM a living commitment : “We are all people on the move – it’s not a place that defines rights”

More than 300 civil society organizations from around the world gathered in Marrakesh for the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD)’s Civil Society Days on 4-7 December 2018, against the broader context of the “Marrakesh Migration Week” - a week of important meetings culminating in an intergovernmental conference to adopt the Global Compact on Migration, says a press release issued on 13 December 2018 by GFMD Civil Society organizing

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Foreign students visit BASUG in the Hague

Group photo of the foreign students with the chair of BASUG in the middle. The Hague: A host of foreign students (professionals including politicians) visited BASUG office in the Hague on 27 November 2018 to get acquainted with the nature of work of the organization and gather knowledge on activities in the area of international development. They were in total 9 - from Kenya, Ecuador, Hungary, Ireland and Spain including one guide from the organizer

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