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Bangladeshis get bulk of high-powered expat jobs

Source: The Daily Star. Bangladeshis form the majority of the 166,817 foreigners working in Malaysia in managerial positions and at jobs requiring technical skills, reports Malaysian newspaper, Free Malaysia Today. Bangladeshis account for 62,110 expatriates or 37 percent of the total expatriate workforce in the country, according to a report of the Malaysian home ministry. There are also high numbers of expatriates from India, China, the Philippines,

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New study finds female dominance in migration to Bangladesh cities
A new report has brought to light a male-to-female shift in rural to urban migration in Bangladesh, but found that major cities Dhaka and Chittagong – where they usually migrate – are not ready for them.

Source: bdnews24.com The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, launched the ‘Urbanization and Migration in Bangladesh’ study report on Wednesday with a call on authorities to pay attention to the new phenomenon. “This trend, despite providing girls and women with new opportunities, comes with many challenges attached, which city administrations, policy-makers and employers need to pay close attention to,” UNFPA Country Representative Argentina

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New NGO Bill: EU envoys express concern

Source: The Daily Star European countries' envoys in Dhaka yesterday expressed concern over a provision in the foreign-funded NGO law which stipulates that making “inimical” and “derogatory” remarks on the constitution and constitutional bodies by such NGOs will be an offence. The provision can prevent the smooth and timely implementation of development projects and limit the freedom of expression, said the EU Delegation to Bangladesh in

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Bangladesh Alliance cuts ties with four more factories
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Source: Just-Style; by Michelle Russell. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has suspended the operations of a further four garment factories for failing to provide evidence of their remediation progress. The move, part of the Alliance's efforts to make Bangladesh's garment factories safe, brings the total number the organisation has now cut ties with to 95. Meanwhile within the last month, four other factories have been commended for completing

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Report of IFAD on “Global Forum on Remittances and Development 2015” (GFRD) in Italy
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Official Report of IFAD on "Global Forum on Remittances and Development 2015" (GFRD) in Milan, Italy. News and pictures of BASUG Side Event on GFRD can be seen on Page 58 of the Report. To read the full report, please click here GFRD 2015 -Final REPORTby IFAD

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BASUG workshop on “Improve Safety and Health Compliances of RMG Workers held in Berlin
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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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Event Report: Bonn Workshop on Remittance for Community Development

BASUG e.V. organised a workshop on ‘Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy’ at the DGB conference hall in Bonn on 3 October 2015. The workshop was a part of the Project titled, “Publications and Literacy Program on Development Policy for the Bangladeshi Expatriates”. BASUG with the support from the German development organization, Environment and Development Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia (SUE-NRW) has implemented

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‘Migration Benefits both Source and Destination Countries’

The Bangladeshi Ambassador in Germany Mr Muhammad Ali Sorcar said, if the migration and remittance are well managed, they benefit both the country of source and country of destination. In this case, Germany and Bangladesh share common experience. The Ambassador said it in his speech as Chief Guest in a day long workshop on “Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy” held on Saturday in Dortmund. Europe-based diaspora organisation

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BASUG Workshop on Remittance in Dortmund on 13 February

Dortmund, February 04: A day long workshop on “Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy” will be held on Saturday, 13 February 2016 in Dortmund Rathaus. The program will start at 10:30 with registration and end at 16:00. Europe-based diaspora organisation BASUG in cooperation with the German development organisation Environment and Development Foundation (SUE-NRW) and the City Corporation of Dortmund has organized this workshop.

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