VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid traveled to Sylhet and met with both perpetrators and victims of rape, as well as local police, to find out what is driving Bangladeshi men to rape and abuse women.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi workers, and the mother of a slain Mexican teen sues the US border patrol agency.
This week the VICE News Capsule investigates the detained Al Jazeera journalist who released a video from a Cairo prison, Qatar's promises to amend labor laws affecting more than a million migrant workers, and other stories from across the globe.
The country's bloodiest election ever was an exercise in depressing idiocy. The ruling party won, but it wasn't much of a victory since the main opposition party boycotted the election, branding it a "farce."
Recent protests in Bangladesh achieved what looks like a victory over the weekend when the government announced that the minimum wage for garment workers is going to be increased by 77 percent, to $67 a month. Unfortunately, many wonder if factory owners
As many as 200,000 workers are participating in strikes, protests, and riots in Bangladesh. They are demanding a minimum wage of 8,000 Bangladeshi Taka, roughly equivalent to $100 per month—a huge increase from the $37 per month minimum wage that currentl…
This week on the podcast we sit down with American Apparel founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney, who makes the case for reforming the global garment industry. He calls for an international minimum wage to curb the exploitation of workers in the…
As is typical of a certain kind of Bangladeshi garment magnate, the man who owned the factory that collapsed last week and killed over 400 people is crass, vulgar, nouveau riche, and involved in equal measure organized crime and high politics.
On Wednesday, more than 2,500 workers outside of Dhaka went to work in a factory where cracks had just recently appeared in the walls. The building collapsed. At this writing 300 people are confirmed dead, around 600 injured. Nine hundred people are still…
On Monday, we reported on the online activism surrounding the Rohingya genocide. Today we bring you an interview with a journalist on the frontlines in Burma, as well as an update on the RohingyaNOW movement as a whole.