Tasneem Siddiqui | The Daily Star
  • Tasneem Siddiqui

  • Untold stories of Bangladeshi migrant workers

    Bangladesh is a labour surplus country. Each year, around 2 million Bangladeshi youth join the labour force while about 200,000 new workers are absorbed into the formal sector. The rest find jobs in the informal sector or become self-employed.
  • Dalals: Demons or merchants of short-term international migration?

    Remittances received from short-term international contract migration are one of the three important driving forces that have contributed to the transformation of Bangladesh into a low middle-income country.
  • Transforming migration

    Perhaps the most controversial issue in the global climate change literature is migration. During the 1990s and early 2000s, in climate change discourse, migration was presented as a threat.
  • The rights of migrants must be a priority

    Recent global events such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, Brexit and the election victory of Donald Trump in the United States among other things have exposed the extreme vulnerability of international migrants in all parts of the world.
  • The Kafala system and women domestic workers

    March 8 is being celebrated throughout the world as International Women's Day. In Bangladesh, women from all backgrounds, working