Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely-populated nations. Much of the country is a low-lying river delta that floods annually during the monsoon season and is vulnerable to erosion and extreme weather. Caritas Australia is working in Bangladesh to improve health care for mothers and their babies, advance women’s rights, and help with urgent environmental problems.
Bangladesh’s socio-cultural environment contains pervasive gender discrimination, so girls and women face many obstacles to their development. Girls are often considered to be financial burdens on their family, and from the time of birth, they receive less investment in their health, care and education.
Virtual Bangladesh is an award winning site about the beautiful nation of Bangladesh.Born in 1994 as the first comprehensive web-site on Bangladesh, one will find here almost everything there is to know about Bangladesh. From her history and geography, to her culture, language and literature. From images and sounds that describe Bangladesh’s charm to little known esoteric facts. Welcome and be enthralled by the beauty that is Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi politics has been dominated by two women for decades; current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the leader of the opposition, Khaleda Zia.Despite this, women's rights have largely been ignored.One reason why so many women remain voiceless is because so few of them are represented in the rest of the political arena.Al Jazeera's Shamim Chowdhury reports from Dhaka.
The extreme poverty of Bangladesh.
This film features Bangladesh's crucial fight against climate change and its destiny hanging by a thread.
Worldwide, climate change is destroying livelihoods, infrastructure and communities, forcing people from their homes, towns and even countries. In 2016 alone, extreme weather-related disasters displaced around 23.5 million people. This does not include the people forced to flee their homes as a consequence of slow-onset environmental degradation, such as droughts, sea level rise and melting permafrost. Bangladesh is on the frontline of these impacts.
Every year Bangladesh loses about $6.5 billion, or about 3.4 percent of its 2015 GDP, which may be caused by pollution and environmental degradation in urban areas. A new World Bank report shows that Bangladesh is among the countries that are most affected by pollution. The country urgently needs to take strong measures to prevent environmental degradation and pollution.