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Working paper

The Rohingya response in Bangladesh and the Global Compact on Refugees

This report explores how far the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) – adopted by 181 UN Member States, including Bangladesh, in December 2018 – has informed the response to the Rohingya crisis.
Report

"I don't know what my future will be"

This advocacy update exposes the ongoing human rights violations that Rohingya refugees are facing in camps located in Bangladesh, near the border with Myanmar. Refugee testimonies are used to illustrate the impact that these violations are having on their daily lives, as well as their...
Report

Avoiding a crisis within a crisis

This assessment report finds that the conditions for high levels of trafficking, smuggling and related exploitation are present and will only intensify with time, affecting both the Rohingya and Bangladeshi populations.
Report

Made in poverty: the true price of fashion

The women who make our clothes are entrenched in a cycle of poverty — because big Australian brands allow poverty wages.
Guide

Australia’s response to the Rohingya human rights and migrant crisis—a quick guide

As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.
Report

‘I still don’t feel safe to go home’: voices of Rohingya refugees

The report is the result of interviews with more than 200 Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, providing an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes and experiences.
Report

How Southeast Asian and Bangladeshi extremism intersect

Links between Bangladeshi and Southeast Asian extremists appear to be growing, fuelled by ISIS and increasing population movements across the region
Report

Preventing significant cognitive delay in young children in low and middle income countries by ensuring that every child receives adequate stimulation at home: estimating effects in six Asian countries

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social exclusion, poor health...
Working paper

Forgotten friends; Australia, India and the independence of Bangladesh

Overview Outside the sub-continent, the bloodshed in South Asia 45 years ago has been too easily forgotten. In 2016, as the number of people displaced by the ongoing tragedy in Syria and Iraq passed the ten million mark after several years of civil war, who...
Audio

Australian fashion companies still using overseas sweatshops

This Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed 1,136 garment workers. Each year, since the tragedy, a report card has been released monitoring the progress of the fashion industry and individual companies in improving the rights and...