Resilience, not weakness

The white cane was once considered a mere stick to help visually impaired people detect obstacles in their way. Today, that very cane has become a symbol of independence, self-reliance, confidence.

As such, ever since 1964, people all around the world celebrate October 15 as White Cane Safety Day.

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A tech revolution helps boost Bangladesh’s development

Not long ago, in 2005, one out of every four people in Bangladesh would go to bed hungry. By the end of 2017, however, it is projected that less than one person in every 10 would be skipping a meal each day.

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Web accessibility for universal access to information and SDGs

UNESCO has announced 28th of September as the ‘International Day for Universal Access to Information’ (IDUAI) adopting a resolution on 17 November 2015. By declaring the day, in keeping with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.10, WSIS, relevant initiatives of UNESCO, etc…

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Land office becomes haven

Shahina Parveen was the land officer (AC Land) at Sirajdikhan Upazila of Munshiganj when she realised the extent of people’s desperation. She remembers running everything by the book at the sub district when one day an old man burst into her office. Clad in a threadbare lungi and kurta, probably the only decent…

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