Tasneem Siddiqui

Making migrant worker recruitment ethical

The 9th meeting of Thematic Area Working Group of the Colombo Process on ethical recruitment took place in Bangladesh from August 24 to 25, 2022.

The Other Face of Globalisation

The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the other face of globalisation, particularly in the context of international migrant workers.

The price of a migrant worker’s dream

May 27, 2020 marked another dark chapter in the history of global migration. On that day, 26 sons of Bangladesh were brutally murdered in Libya.

Battling climate induced displacement

Disaster and climate induced displacement has become an important issue in the global disaster risk reduction (DRR) conversation.

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

International labour migration

International labour migration has been an integral part of Bangladesh's economic and social Development since the 1980s. It creates employment, ensures stability to foreign exchange reserve and in the context of 7th five-year plan of the country, it offers additional avenues to the government to attain its long term developmental goals.Along with the review of the challenges and achievements of government, this piece suggests steps that can be taken in migration governance in the coming years. First let us look at level and extent of migration during recent years.

The Pledge of December 18, 2015

In December 2000, the UN General Assembly declared December 18 as the International Migrant Workers' Day. The civil society in