75pc women garment workers face verbal abuse: study

Three-quarters of garment workers in Bangladesh reported experiencing verbal abuse while 20% of physical abuse reports a report on the prevalence of gender-based violence in the drug supply chain. clothing.

The harassment and sexual, physical and emotional abuse that women workers face every day is endemic, says the report on "Gender-Based Violence Among Textile Workers in Gazipur, Bangladesh".

This was revealed during a speech by Runa Laila, a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, at a panel discussion on "Social Dialogue, Gender-Based Violence and Decent Pay in the RMG ( current situation and practical solution) ". ]

The Fair Wear Foundation hosted the event at the Azimur Rahman Boardroom of the Daily Star Center in the capital yesterday.

The report also indicates that female workers did not receive regular pay while overtime was paid on the 25th of the following month. On pregnant women, they say that they have the same workload but no extra facility like maternity leave or allowance.

Women 's overtime lasted until midnight, supervisors and line managers used foul language if the production target remained unfulfilled and masks and identity cards did not work. were used only when foreign buyers came to visit,

Towhidur Rahman, Secretary General of IndustriALL Bangladesh Council, made another speech on the need to live wages and prospects and Koen Oosterom, Country Director, Fair Wear Foundation, welcome speech.

Representatives of the partners, the National Association of Women Lawyers of Bangladesh, Karmojibi Nari and the Awaj Foundation made presentations with Shirin Akhter, MP. The event ended with an open discussion.

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