In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.
Dhaka's pavement dwellers have few means to survive in a political, social, and economic environment that virtually ignores them.
Manolada's Bangladeshi migrant workers are demanding that the fines be cancelled.
Bangladesh has never been an especially safe place for opposition writers, but things have begun spiraling out of control over the last two years.
Sabrina Buckwalter, an American reporter living in India, wrote the first feature on the Khairlanji massacre. Months later, her visa was denied, and she was given 72 hours to get out of the country.
Photographer Rasel Chowdhury wants to keep track of how pollution is destroying Bangladesh.
There aren't too many places left in the world where the practice of ship breaking—scrapping old cargo sips for metal—still exists, but Bangladesh is one of those places.
"I am not a citizen of any country. The Myanmar government says I am not Burmese, I am not Bangladeshi, and I'm not Australian."
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.
Is lining up for non-essential items dumb or important? We asked some people who were doing it in Sydney's Macquarie Centre.
Bangladesh's shipbreaking industry poses threats to the environment and its workers' lives, but it makes a lot of money. Workers dream of escaping, but it's almost impossible to get out.
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.
It's been one year since the Bangladeshi factory collapse which killed more than 1,130 garment workers. Can the odd pang of consumer guilt be reconciled with this unfathomable tragedy?
A year after the disaster, the grim history of Rana Plaza has delayed redevelopment, and almost nothing has been added to the site. Curiously, almost nothing has been taken away, either.
VICE News was on the streets of Dhaka in the lead up to Bangladesh's enforced elections, to witness democracy at its most questionable.
Photojournalist Ismail Ferdous arranged a spectacle outside of Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to protest the human cost of fast fashion.
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…
Fast fashion is similar to fast food. Except, instead of screwing with your insides, it causes people in other parts of the world to work in shitty, sometimes deadly conditions.
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…