Editorial/Opinion

Empowered and Equal

Empowered and Equal

Runa Khan Empowered women are all around us. If we just look beyond the narrow, domestic role that even today, most societies assign us, we find that every woman has within her, incredible dignity, courage and resilience in the face of adversity. For example, take...

Everybody Needs Friends and Heroes

Everybody Needs Friends and Heroes

It was in March 2019, exactly a year before the Covid-19 lockdown in Bangladesh and all around the world, whilst travelling with us in the climate impacted and remote communities on the river islands of Northern Bangladesh, that global brand advisor Shubhankar Ray was...

Communities Leading the Way

Communities Leading the Way

Real Stories of Adaptation from Vulnerable Communities by Runa Khan 100% of the core work of Friendship since it started 20 years ago has been in the most climate-impacted regions in Bangladesh. Whilst working with these vulnerable communities, the one important...

No Rest for the Vulnerable

No Rest for the Vulnerable

by Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship Tackling the impact of Covid-19 on a country of 170 million people and frequent natural disasters, we felt that the year 2020 was not like any other in our lifetimes. We shared our struggle to contain the spread...

Crisis Fatigue

Crisis Fatigue

by Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship The blessing that gives Bangladesh its natural abundance also leaves it vulnerable to nature’s more destructive forces. Bangladesh is formed at the mouth of two of the largest rivers of the world: the...

COVID-19 and Climate Change

COVID-19 and Climate Change

by Saleemul Huq, Climate Advisor for Friendship The COVID-19 virus pandemic is still making its way around the world and it will be some time before it is over. Nevertheless, we can draw from it some lessons on how to deal with Climate Change. The problems we are...