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Rana Plaza Anniversary

Rana Plaza Collapse

Today is the one-year anniversary of the building collapse at Rana Plaza, an apparel factory in greater Dhaka, Bangladesh where over 1100 workers were killed due to gross negligence on the part of the management, lax governmental oversight, and the failure of US and European clothing brands to enforce workplace protections. Thousands of survivors and their communities still live with the fallout, facing ongoing trauma and ailments as well as significant impediments to restoring income for disabled workers. Students at UNC are holding a memorial at noon in front of South Building to commemorate the victims and to call on UNC to join the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, an initiative that aims to prevent future disasters related to the international contracting of apparel production to Bangladesh.

 

Day of Action and Remembrance, UNC Chapel Hill

A Year after Rana Plaza: What Hasn’t Changed

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

ActionAid’s Report on Rana Plaza Survivors One Year Later