• Dhaka, ActionAid Bangladesh, Today Shonali Khatun, 14, challenged perceptions of beauty as she strutted down the runway at a hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday. A smiling Shonali opened the show ‘Beauty Redefined’, organized by ActionAid Bangladesh, to applause in a dress designed by famed fashion designer and model Bibi Russell.


  • 58.4 per cent survivors of deadly Rana Plaza collapse incident are still traumatised and 48 per cent of them remain unemployed due to physical and mental weakness even after three years of the tragedy, says a survey report of ActionAid Bangladesh. The findings of the survey titled ‘Three Years Post Rana Plaza: Challenges in RMG Sector’ was revealed at the city’s Brac Centre Inn, Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday.

  • Responding to the final outcome of the climate change agreement released on Saturday morning in Paris, Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive of ActionAid, said:

  • Reacting to Obama and other world leader statements at the Paris climate talks, Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s Climate Policy Manager, said:

  • Adriano Campolina, Chief Executive of ActionAid, speaking at the G20 Summit in Turkey today, said:

  • 24 September (New York) – International aid agency ActionAid today warns that unless rising inequality is addressed, many of the targets in the Sustainable Development Goals to be agreed this week at the United Nations will not be met.

  • ActionAid reaction to the outcome of the Financing for Development summit

    The world’s governments met in Addis Ababa this week to determine how to fund the global fight against poverty and the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the end of the meeting, the member states officially adopted the outcome document, referred to as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

  • 26/4/2015: Following news of the massive earthquake that has devastated Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, ActionAid Nepal's Country Director Bimal Phnuyal said:

  • On the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster a poll conducted by ActionAid in Bangladesh found that most survivors are still experiencing physical and mental problems and that many are struggling economically, despite receiving initial monetary handouts while full compensation is decided.

  • A new international agreement reached by world leaders today on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, is being heavily criticised by aid agencies, including ActionAid, who say rich countries are shirking their responsibility to respond to the growing impact of climate change.

  • World leaders risk leaving Sendai with an agreement on disaster risk reduction that will do little to reduce the risk of disasters for the world’s populations.

  • Bangladesh on Wednesday jointly won the prestigious UN-Sasakawa Award 2013 with Brazil for its commendable success in reducing disaster risk at community level and also for championing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advocacy at global level.

  • Women are central to any ambitions for a post-2015 economic transformation, says ActionAid

  • Worried at the growing adverse impacts of climate change on Bangladesh, youths on Saturday called upon the government to engage them in the development process to build a climate resilient country livable for women, girls and youth-the worst vulnerable classes.

    Over 500 students from the country’s public and private universities gathered at Dhaka University to discuss the issue of Disaster readiness towards building a sustainable Dhaka city at a two-day Youth Conference, titled “Model UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Dhaka+20)” at the Senate Auditorium on May 11-12.

  • 10th of October, 2011 (ActionAid Bangladesh) – As the global population hits 7 billion this month, ActionAid has today warned that a triple crisis of climate change, depleted natural resources and rocketing food prices, could dwarf the world’s ability to feed them all. 

    Based on new research in 28 poor countries, ActionAid’s report ‘On the Brink: Who’s best prepare for a climate and hunger crisis?’ reveals which poor nations are most prepared for this triple crisis and which are perilously close to the brink. The 10 countries ranked most vulnerable – DRC, Burundi, South Africa, Haiti, Bangladesh, Zambia, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Rwanda - account for nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Countries most ready to face the triple crisis include Brazil, Malawi, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. ActionAid warns that the world is coming to the end of an era of cheap food; that large scale agriculture has depleted the natural resources that sustained it; and that food prices - driven by rich nations’ insatiable demand for biofuel and food commodities - will continue to rise, unless urgent action is taken.

  • Doha, Qatar, 30th Nov 2012.

    Twelve international civil society networks from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America along with seven Bangladeshi civil society networks in a jointly organised seminar urged developed country to take responsibility of climate forced migrants, as the developed countries are historically responsible for all climate change and high level of carbon emission.

  • Representatives from youth organisations demanded the government to engage the youth community with all development initiatives to pave the way for youths to take the lead of the process of transforming the country into a steady progressing one. 

  • Dhaka, May 19 (ActionAid) – Organisations of acid survivors in the country Thursday demanded the government to ensure especial allocation in the coming national budget that will help the acid victims claim and safeguard their rights as a citizen.

  • 9th March 2010, ActionAid ( Dhaka) Speakers at an experience sharing meeting today (Wednesday) observed that women can outshine if their get unhindered access to education, information and technology.

    While sharing their experience at Bangladesh Shishu Academy women from across the country also highlighted their contribution and initiatives for utilizing information and indigenous technology in agricultural sector.

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