Video: World Day of Social Justice 2021

Lindsay Coates shares insights about BRAC’s commitment to justice and transforming systems to deliver long-term change.

In 2007, the United Nations named February 20th World Day of Social Justice to recognize that everyone deserves equal opportunities and equal social, economic, and political rights.

This year’s commemoration has special resonance in the context of sustained mass demonstrations in every U.S. state and in dozens of countries in response to the devaluation of Black lives and brutal racial injustice—and in the context of the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color and people living in poverty—exposing glaring disparities in access to health care, jobs, and other safety nets.

In 2021, World Day of Social Justice lays bare the urgent need for the international community to prioritize a search for solutions to achieve sustainable development, poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, universal social protection, gender equality, and access to social well-being and justice for all. 

Central to BRAC’s mission are a dedication to addressing the most pervasive forms of inequality and an unswerving commitment to advancing social justice.

Through BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI), we are scaling our holistic, innovative Graduation approach to help millions more people around the world lift themselves from extreme poverty for the long term. 

At a time of unprecedented crisis, when the world’s poorest and most marginalized people are being left even further behind, Lindsay Coates, the Managing Director of UPGI, highlights the need to put social justice at the center of international development.

Read more: Learn about BRAC’s Graduation approach.

Video: Meet Noor and Aziz, the newest Sesame Street Muppets

Watch how these Rohingya twins bring playful learning to the world’s largest refugee camp

Noor and Aziz are 6-year-old Rohingya twins living in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. They enjoy learning through play, creating stories, and spending time with their family and friends. As part of Sesame Workshop and BRAC’s Play to Learn humanitarian program, Noor and Aziz will be featured in playful learning content to support children and families affected by the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Video: Ritu grows her business with BRAC Dairy

Discover Ritu’s story

After being married at a young age, Ritu had no source of income. She purchased a cow and sold milk at the local market, but her earnings were modest, and her family was trapped in a cycle of poverty. Now, as a client of BRAC Dairy, Ritu has a consistent place to sell her milk for a fair price, and she has grown her business into a thriving dairy farm with over 25 cattle.

Video: Evans learns through play

Discover how play is changing Evans’ life in Uganda.

Each day, thousands of children attend BRAC’s network of Play Labs across Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our flagship play-based approach to early childhood education helps children build better futures at a critical time in their development. Through play, learners develop creative and social skills, build self-confidence, and cultivate resilience. Meet Evans and see how play is helping him build a brighter future.

Video: Nasra discovers the power of play

Discover how play is changing Nasra’s life in Tanzania.

Each day, thousands of children attend BRAC’s network of Play Labs across Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our flagship play-based approach to early childhood education helps children build better futures at a critical time in their development. Through play, learners develop creative and social skills, build self-confidence, and cultivate resilience. Meet Nasra and see how play is helping her build a brighter future.

Video: Birungi learns to spread her wings and fly

Discover how play is changing Birungi’s life in Uganda.

Each day, thousands of children attend BRAC’s network of Play Labs across Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our flagship play-based approach to early childhood education helps children build better futures at a critical time in their development. Through play, learners develop creative and social skills, build self-confidence, and cultivate resilience. Meet Birungi and see how play is helping her build a brighter future.

Video: Anas builds a brighter future

Discover how play is changing Anas’ life in Tanzania.

Each day, thousands of children attend BRAC’s network of Play Labs across Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our flagship play-based approach to early childhood education helps children build better futures at a critical time in their development. Through play, learners develop creative and social skills, build self-confidence, and cultivate resilience. Meet Anas and see how play is helping him build a brighter future.

Video: BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative – Audacious announcement 2020

An Audacious plan to lift millions out of extreme poverty

Today, BRAC was named a 2020 winner of the Audacious Project. BRAC’s Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative will receive more than $60 million to scale our proven Graduation approach through governments and help 21 million people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

Video: The power of play

Discover how play is changing lives in Tanzania and Uganda

Each day, thousands of children attend BRAC’s network of Play Labs across Bangladesh, Tanzania, and Uganda. Our flagship play-based approach to early childhood education helps children build better futures at a critical time in their development. Through play, learners develop creative and social skills, build self-confidence, and cultivate resilience. Discover the power of play in Tanzania and Uganda.

Video: Remembering Abed bhai

People from across the BRAC family share their memories of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

BRAC’s beloved founder, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, or Abed bhai, pioneered innovations that changed the course of a country and reverberated around the globe. We are grateful for his leadership and vision and will always cherish the values that he embodied.