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Activists Demand Humanitarian Behavior For Migrants Not Hatred

Migration experts and civil society organizations on Saturday demanded protection of migrant workers of Bangladesh amid outbreak of COVID-19 showing humanitarian behavior with not hatred to them. They appealed to the government of Bangladesh to ensure migrants’ access to information and services at home and destinations. In a statement, the migration experts urged the Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry to provide migrants with

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Call to protect rights of migrants amid coronavirus pandemic

Bangladeshi migrants’ rights campaigners on Saturday asked the government to protect the rights of the migrants amid outbreak of COVID-19 by showing humanitarian behaviour with them not hatred, ensuring their access to information and services at home and destination countries. In a statement, they requested the Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry to provide migrants with health and financial support through Bangladesh embassies

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Government urged to protect migrants, diaspora communities

Leading migration experts on Monday called on the government to protect Bangladeshi migrant workers and diaspora communities from the troubles that they faced abroad. They also called for steps to link the diaspora communities with the development activities in the country to reap the benefits of migration. The experts made their remarks at a workshop titled Advancing Development through Partnership and Collective Action: Enriching Migration Cycle

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Workshop on : Advancing Development through partnership and collective action

Workshop on- Advancing Development through partnership and collective action: Enriching Migration Cycle

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Greater Cost But Lengthier Visas! New Rules For Schengen Visa Go Into Effect In February

The revised Schengen Visa Code includes an increase in application fee, lengthier visa validity, extended application period, sanction for countries that refuse to readmit their citizens, among others. As from 2 February, new rules governing the issuance of Schengen Visa will go into force. The visa allows its holders to travel to 26 European countries, 22 of which are member states of the EU. The main changes to the Schengen Visa Code are: Higher

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To improve migrants’ lives, implementing international commitments and developing partnerships is key

“Many times, civil society is present at the table but not really a true participant. Today, we own the space and need to make the most out of it.” With these words, civil society Co-Chair Stella Opoku-Owusu opened the Civil Society Day (CSD) at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit in Quito. “Today, we are here to be constructive, not destructive. I have great expectations and a strong hope that after our discussions,

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Nearly 5.5 lakh Bangladeshi migrants deported in 10yrs

Nearly 5.5 lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers were deported by different countries in the last 10 years, Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme, said at a workshop today. Almost all of these migrant workers had become undocumented in the destination countries and travel pass was required for their return, Shariful said. He said the data was prepared based on statistics maintained by Prabashi Kalyan Desk, set at airports by Wage Earners Welfare

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Women workers need new opportunities, well-managed migration

By: Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan Women migrants from Bangladesh who are dominantly employed as domestic workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries frequently fall victim at the hands of their employers. The vulnerability to exploitations, physical and sexual abuses has now become the core issue that remains unaddressed while experts worry that Bangladesh should look elsewhere for better employment opportunities. A significant

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Women with poor skills exposed to abuse: Bikash Chowdhury Barua

Global Academy on Migration and Development director Bikash Chowdhury Barua said that lack of skills and poor access to information had made women vulnerable to abuse in a country, where they had gone for jobs. The situation had changed for the worse thanks to a group of traffickers, middlemen or agents, who took the advantage of poor economic conditions of those women at home, enticed them to a dream of better future and sent them abroad without

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