Introduction

Introduction

ActionAid works with tax power, redistributive justice & accountable and transparent public services with the people who need help the most. We seek to continue our advocacy and engagement with communities that enable the poor and excluded to advocate for their rights and have access to public services against the backdrop of shrinking and/or reduced space for civil society. In our engagement with government and its institutions, we seek to support increased capacity at all levels and influence the implementation of legislation. The investment in strategic engagement with the government at all levels facilitates the identification, and prioritisation of issues, and collaboration with development partners.

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Background

ActionAid works with tax power, redistributive justice & accountable and transparent public services with the people who need help the most. We seek to continue our advocacy and engagement with communities that enable the poor and excluded to advocate for their rights and have access to public services against the backdrop of shrinking and/or reduced space for civil society. In our engagement with government and its institutions, we seek to support increased capacity at all levels and influence the implementation of legislation. The investment in strategic engagement with the government at all levels facilitates the identification, and prioritisation of issues, and collaboration with development partners.

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History

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People’s Budget Assembly 2019

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) in coordination with Democratic Budget Movement, the Parliamentary caucus concerned with national development and the annual budget, Dhaka University Centre on Budget and Policy organized ‘People’s Budget Assembly 2019’, a model parliament session to discuss on preparing a participatory budget reflecting hopes, rights and aspirations of the…

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Rana Plaza

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6 th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace safety, occupational safety and health, law and policy reforms etc following this tragic incident. Considerable efforts…

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People’s Budget Assembly 2019

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) in coordination with Democratic Budget Movement, the Parliamentary caucus concerned with national development and the annual budget, Dhaka University Centre on Budget and Policy organized ‘People’s Budget Assembly 2019’, a model parliament session to discuss on preparing a participatory budget reflecting hopes, rights and aspirations of the general people, The programme was held on 28 April 2019 at Engineers Institutions Bangladesh (IEB) in Dhaka.
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Rana Plaza

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6 th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace safety, occupational safety and health, law and policy reforms etc following this tragic incident. Considerable efforts have been made by the government, non-government organisations, local manufacturers, international fashion brands and individual stakeholders to ensure compensation, rehabilitation and reintegration of the affected people and workplace safety.
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Halt corp

Taking the momentum of November 30, 2017- declared as Tax Day by the government of Bangladesh, a two-week action was planned at the local and national level around corporate taxes and its roles as a key source of revenue to fund public services. The core objectives of this campaign were to raise awareness and generate discussion around issues related to corporate tax avoidance, illicit financial flow and harmful tax incentives, role of corporate taxes as an alternate mechanism of revenue generation vis-à-vis indirect taxes such as VAT. The main demand was “Halt corporate tax avoidance and generate revenue from corporate taxes.”
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Tax tribunal, Citizens’ Tax 2018

ActionAid Bangladesh organized a tax tribunal in 2018 to mobilize people around the issues of dependence of indirect tax as a key source of revenue which is a burden for the poor and corporate tax avoidance; and initiate a dialogue among stakeholders to demand progressive tax policies. The citizens’ tax tribunal had three key groups- namely the panel of jury/experts, Plaintiff and Defendant.
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Budget Olympiad

An alternative model styled as “Budget Olympiad” was developed to popularize the budget discourse among the young people. Budget Olympiad is mainly a national level contest among young people and students to popularize and stimulate the national budgetary issue. After participating in contests at local level and regional level, the qualified participants gather at National level to take part for final event. The winners are awarded as budget campaigners to move onward with their knowledge and concerns of budget literacy.
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Highlited

People’s Budget Assembly 2019

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) in coordination with Democratic Budget Movement, the Parliamentary caucus concerned with national development and the annual budget, Dhaka University Centre on Budget and Policy organized ‘People’s Budget Assembly 2019’, a model parliament session to discuss on preparing a participatory budget reflecting hopes, rights and aspirations of the general people, The programme was held on 28 April 2019 at Engineers Institutions Bangladesh (IEB) in Dhaka.
Read More

Highlited

Rana Plaza

This year Rana Plaza tragedy marked 6 th year of the largest industrial accident in the country’s history taking place. Bangladesh RMG sector saw comprehensive reforms and improvements in different areas such as workplace safety, occupational safety and health, law and policy reforms etc following this tragic incident. Considerable efforts have been made by the government, non-government organisations, local manufacturers, international fashion brands and individual stakeholders to ensure compensation, rehabilitation and reintegration of the affected people and workplace safety.
Read More

event

Halt corp

Taking the momentum of November 30, 2017- declared as Tax Day by the government of Bangladesh, a two-week action was planned at the local and national level around corporate taxes and its roles as a key source of revenue to fund public services. The core objectives of this campaign were to raise awareness and generate discussion around issues related to corporate tax avoidance, illicit financial flow and harmful tax incentives, role of corporate taxes as an alternate mechanism of revenue generation vis-à-vis indirect taxes such as VAT. The main demand was “Halt corporate tax avoidance and generate revenue from corporate taxes.”
Read More

event

Tax tribunal, Citizens’ Tax 2018

ActionAid Bangladesh organized a tax tribunal in 2018 to mobilize people around the issues of dependence of indirect tax as a key source of revenue which is a burden for the poor and corporate tax avoidance; and initiate a dialogue among stakeholders to demand progressive tax policies. The citizens’ tax tribunal had three key groups- namely the panel of jury/experts, Plaintiff and Defendant.
Read More

event

Budget Olympiad

An alternative model styled as “Budget Olympiad” was developed to popularize the budget discourse among the young people. Budget Olympiad is mainly a national level contest among young people and students to popularize and stimulate the national budgetary issue. After participating in contests at local level and regional level, the qualified participants gather at National level to take part for final event. The winners are awarded as budget campaigners to move onward with their knowledge and concerns of budget literacy.
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PROJECTS

Empowering Women RMG Workers Project Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working with the RMG workers for empowering them to claim their rights. The purpose of the project is to improve the working conditions of the workers. To reach its objective we seek to raise awareness on the Bangladesh Labour Law (BLL)…
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Empowering Women RMG Workers Project Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working with the RMG workers for empowering them to claim…
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Advisory and Capacity Building Services on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to Improve the Business Environment in Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) & Global Rights Compliance (GRC) along with Awaj Foundation and Safety…
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Mainstreaming the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights in the Bangladesh Garment, Leather and Tannery Industries

Garment, leather and tannery industries have emerged as the biggest earner of foreign currency…
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Mainstreaming the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights in the Bangladesh Garment, Leather and Tannery Industries

Garment, leather and tannery industries have emerged as the biggest earner of foreign currency…
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Empowering Women RMG Workers Project Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh has been working with the RMG workers for empowering them to claim…
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Mainstreaming the UN Guiding Principles (UNGP) on Business and Human Rights in the Bangladesh Garment, Leather and Tannery Industries

Garment, leather and tannery industries have emerged as the biggest earner of foreign currency…

CAMPAIGNS

NETWORKS

Under Networks, we have Stop Violence Against Women Network, Shetu Bondhon Gori, Women’s Collective Network, Sex Workers Network. Women rights and Gender Equity works at 6 tiers and one of them is Networks.