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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.

June 4, 2014

Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement 14-AID-001 – Project Management Specialist (Environment & M&E)

May 22, 2014

Bangladesh Vacancy Announcement - Senior Agriculture Development Advisor, GS-14

April 23, 2014

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the building collapse at Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh that claimed over 1,100 lives and injured thousands more – the worst industrial disaster in the history of the garment industry. Like the Triangle Shirtwaist disaster in the United States over one hundred years ago, Rana Plaza, and the Tazreen factory fire that preceded it in November 2012, have become potent symbols of the significant and unnecessary risks that many workers are still forced to take in order to earn a living and support their families. As we mourn the victims, we are again called to action so that tragedies like Rana Plaza and Tazreen never happen again.

Photo of local girls' dance troupe in Rangpur, Bangladesh performing at gender and development fair.
April 10, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur concluded a joint three-day event dedicated to promoting women’s rights. Held from April 8-10, the Gender and Development Fair provided a platform for local leaders, university students, and the people of Rangpur to commemorate the economic and social contributions of women in Bangladesh.  

April 6, 2014

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking applications from qualified US/Third Country National interested in providing services as described in the attached solicitation.

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