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March 27, 2015

Assalamu Aleikum, nomoshkar, and good morning!

I am delighted to be with you today on the beautiful campus of Dhaka University to open the International Conference on Gender, Diversity, and Development. Today, and throughout this event, we celebrate the achievements that Bangladesh has made in empowering women. More importantly, this conference provides a platform for us all to discuss the challenges ahead – challenges that we must address now – to fully affect change and achieve true equality for all women and girls.

Bangladeshi women have made enormous strides since the country’s birth in 1971. They have achieved political empowerment, better job prospects, and improved education. Women have been the engine behind the amazing growth of the ready-made garment industry, which is now number 2 in the world – second only to China. Women now constitute approximately 80 percent of the workforce in this hugely important industry.

Image of USAID/Bangladesh Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski and women champions in Dhaka.
March 9, 2015

On behalf of USAID, I am delighted to be here today to celebrate International Women’s Day and to honor the accomplishments of women throughout the world, but most particularly in Bangladesh. Over the past four decades, Bangladeshi women have made enormous strides. They have achieved political empowerment, better job prospects, and improved education. Women have been the engine behind the amazing growth of the ready-made garment industry, which is now number 2 in the world – second only to China. Women now constitute approximately 80 percent of the workforce in this hugely important industry.

March 5, 2015

We are here today to celebrate our 2015 Human Rights Champions. On behalf of USAID, I am delighted to be here and delighted to see all of you here to honor people from communities all over Bangladesh who have distinguished themselves in the fight against domestic violence, child marriage, dowry and other forms of human rights abuse.

Image of Sesame Street Bangladesh muppets with Ambassador.
February 25, 2015

U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and USAID Mission Director Janina Jaruzelski officially launched the new season of popular children’s television show, Sisimpur – the Bangladesh version of Sesame Street – during a live television broadcast on local station RTV. 

February 12, 2015

Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement AID-15-004 – FSN Internship Opportunity, Office of Democracy & Governance

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bangladesh is seeking applications from qualified university students for the position of Intern in the Office of Democracy & Governance.

February 12, 2015

Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement AID-15-005 – FSN Internship Opportunity, IT team

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bangladesh is seeking applications from qualified university students for the position of Intern in the IT team.

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