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India

Naimul Karim

Bangladesh appoints ex-judge to tackle backlog of trafficking cases

16 Sep 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh said on Monday it has appointed a former judge to advise on how to clear a huge backlog of trafficking cases after coming under international pressure to do more to tackle the crime.

Bangladesh rules women need not say if virgins on marriage certificates

27 Aug 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's top court has ruled that women need no longer declare if they are virgins on marriage certificates after a five-year legal battle by women's rights groups trying to protect women's privacy and potential humiliation.

Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a time

24 Aug 2019

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rohingya refugee Shofika Begum can't stop the flashbacks from two years ago when her husband and sister were shot dead and she was raped in her village in Myanmar that was then torched.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh warned to be wary with human trafficking rising

23 Aug 2019

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nazmin Nahar, a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, was offered a job in a garment factory by a distant cousin, she thought she had found a way to support her ageing parents.

Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front

26 Jul 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parvin Begum, who saw her home on a secluded island in northern Bangladesh steadily devoured by floods this month, feels lucky.

Bangladesh police arrest 12 as Rohingya trafficking fears rise

19 Jul 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has arrested 12 men suspected of targeting Rohingya refugees for trafficking, police said on Friday, amid concerns over the growing desperation of the refugees.

After Libyan bombing, Bangladeshis wait for injured migrants' return

18 Jul 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six months ago, Sajjad Hossain left Bangladesh hoping to build a new life in Europe, but he is now waiting to be sent home after being injured by an air strike in Libya.

Bangladesh boosts efforts to stop trafficking of Rohingya amid U.S. criticism

09 Jul 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh is striving to stop Rohingya refugees from being trafficked but the crackdown will "take some time", an official said after the United States criticised the South Asian nation in its annual report on nations' efforts to tackle trafficking.

'Broken dreams' - Bangladesh's returning migrants struggle at home

02 Jul 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many poor Bangladeshis, Komol Shohlagar thought moving overseas for work would change his life. It did - but not in the way he hoped.

Bangladeshis trafficked to Vanuatu to start returning home

18 Jun 2019

DHAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100 Bangladeshis trafficked to the remote island of Vanuatu with the promise of work that never materialized will start returning home this month, an official said on Monday.

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