LIVES NOT NUMBERS

A photo exhibition commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza

The Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,130 people and injuring approximately 2,500 more. The owners of garment factories in the building had ignored safety regulations and forced workers to keep working despite clear structural problems. To commemorate this tragedy and create stronger movements to protect garment workers, an exhibition called "Lives not Numbers" has been organized by the Bangladesh Garment workers solidarity (BGWS). The exhibition aims to question and protest the lack of punishment for the culprits and inadequate compensation for surviving workers. Taslima Akhter, a freelance photographer and activist, organized and collected photos for the exhibition in cooperation with BGWS.

1 May to 26 May, 2023, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Paddy's Gallery, Victoria Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton

Admission is free, and photos will be available to purchase - all proceeds going directly to the victims and victim's families through the Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity

Share Tweet

RELATED

PATIENT SUICIDE: MONASH HEALTH FINED $160K
In August 2015, nurses at Casey Hospital's acute mental health unit were conducting a welfare check when they found a patient unresponsive in the visitors' toilet, having attempted to take her own...
Read More
ETHICAL ISSUES IN WORK MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Swedish researchers have examined work-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions and team-based support programs involving nearly 3,000 workers suffering from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, or ‘reactions to severe stress’.
Read More
US: IS AVIAN FLU THE NEXT PANDEMIC?
COVID-19 is still present and causing deaths, with public health systems learning from past failures. Avian flu (H5N1) is spreading among birds and some cows, and there is concern it could affect...
Read More