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24 Apr 2018

Marking the loss and honouring the memory of those who perished in Rana Plaza

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Actions to protect rights of garment workers 5 years after the tragedy

Photo: Rana Plaza survivors in therapeutic centre, by ILO in Asia and the Pacific via Flickr

It has been five years since the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,134 people and injuring over 2,000 others. We mark this moment by keeping track of efforts being done to ensure the tragedy is not repeated, and highlighting what else is needed.

This page links to stories and initiatives that have been published recently as part of on-going fifth year commemoration efforts by various groups.

See also: Our coverage of efforts to encourage more signatories to the Bangladesh Accord on fire and building safety and this tribute to Rana Plaza victims.  

To see a list of brands compiled by IndustriALL that have signed the new 2018 Accord see here.  For a list of brands that signed the original Accord but have not signed the new one, see here.