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BANGLADESH FAILING TRAFFICKED WOMEN, WHILE NEPAL SHINES
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By Darshana Daga, Pune Mirror Number of survivors in state rescue homes has remained stagnant due to Bangladesh government's laxity; Maha authorities say awareness also low For Bangladeshi women trafficked into India and living in rescue homes in Maharashtra, life is at a standstill. Despite being rescued by the government, they remain at a loose end as the repatriation process is disturbingly lax, sometimes taking up to two years. Though the Indian

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ADB: Bangladesh economy to defy weak global prospects, Brexit
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Dhaka Tribune Business Desk Despite weak global prospects and Brexit, Bangladesh economy will remain robust driven by its garment sector, said Asian Development Bank yesterday. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2016 report released last March, ADB now forecasts 2016 growth for the developing economies at 5.6%, below its previous projection of 5.7%. For 2017, the growth is seen unchanged at 5.7%. “Although the Brexit vote has affected

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Brands won’t quit Bangladesh after attacks: Safety group Accord
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Reuters/bdnews24.com The head of a group working on factory safety in Bangladesh for fashion retailers, including Inditex and H&M, expects many brands to actually increase sourcing from the country despite attacks claimed by Islamist militants. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety was set up by more than 200 mostly European brands, retailers and importers in 2013 to improve safety in Bangladeshi factories after the collapse of the Rana Plaza

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Bangladesh remains second largest garments exporter, against all odds
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Refayet Ullah Mirdha, The Daily Star Bangladesh is the second largest apparel exporter in the world, after China. The market share of Bangladesh, in the $503 billion global garment items is 5.1 percent, according to data from the International Trade Statistics of the World Bank in 2014. China’s market share is 38.6 percent and Vietnam and India share 3.7 percent. However, China has been losing its market share mainly due to higher cost of production

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Bangladeshis among domestic workers trapped in Oman: HRW
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Daily Star Online Report Many migrant domestic workers including Bangladeshis are trapped in abusive employment in Oman with their plight hidden behind closed doors, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The New York-based rights organisation stressed in the report that Omani authorities should take immediate steps to reform the restrictive immigration system that binds migrant workers to their employers. They should provide the

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Sponsored Run Held in Dortmund for the Orphans of Bangladesh
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Dortmund, July 05 (OurVoice): The Mayor of Dortmund Mr Ullrich Sierau said, humanity has brought the people of Germany and Bangladesh together. Here in the city of Dortmund the children and people of different ages are taking part in this event ignoring the heavy rain today, which is dedicated for the orphans of Bangladesh. Mr Sierau said it while addressing the opening session of the Sponsored Run Event in the Rombergpark in Dortmund, Germany. The

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