Feature articles


  1. Building bridges for indigenous people in Bangladesh

    09 August 2016

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we spoke to Sulekha Mrong, an indigenous Garo woman from the rolling hills of north-eastern Bangladesh. She explains how an ILO initiative helps indigenous people to better understand their rights as well as forge positive relationships with government authorities.

  2. Disabled workers prove their value in Bangladesh

    05 May 2016

    Disabled people can find it hard to both find employment and social acceptance in Bangladesh. Yet when they are given the chance, time after time they prove their worth in the workplace and value in society.

  3. Vocational training changed my life

    08 April 2016

    The vocational training path has led to success for one Bangladeshi woman. Suma had been under the impression that only students weak in their studies chose vocational training. Luckily for her, a teacher with more awareness of job opportunities suggested she rethink her decision.

  4. On the fire safety frontline: Lessons from Bangladeshi fire fighters

    01 April 2016

    As Occupational Safety and Health Day approaches, on 28 April, Bangladeshi fire fighters have a message for all factory owners.

  5. Women at Work – Trends 2016

    08 March 2016

    Gender gap in labour force participation has declined only marginally. Joni Simpson, Senior Specialist on Gender, Equality & Non-Discrimination, explains the report findings including wage gaps and some of the specific challenges that prevent women in Asia and the Pacific from contributing fully to the economy and society.

  6. International Women’s Day - Increasing Women’s Access to Skills and Jobs

    08 March 2016

    Better access to vocational training for young women in Bangladesh is helping them gain social and economic independence.

  7. Mushrooms mean opportunities for disabled persons in Bangladesh

    16 February 2016

    Farming mushrooms is offering a valuable income stream for disabled people in Bangladesh, helping give them more confidence and control over their future.


  1. Sowing the seeds of workplace cooperation in Bangladesh

    15 November 2015

    Poor labour-management relations are at the heart of many labour problems in Bangladesh. ILO is therefore putting emphasis on building skills at all levels to help bring about better workplace cooperation.

  2. Learning to work and working to learn

    10 August 2015

    An ILO programme in Bangladesh shows that quality skills training can be a powerful means not only to improve a country’s competitiveness and to reduce poverty, but also to help young people find a decent job.


  1. SAARC commits to helping migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)