Discussion on Women in RMG to be held on Wednesday

Discussion on Women in RMG to be held on Wednesday

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A daylong consultation on ‘the Women in the Readymade Garment (RMG) Sector of Bangladesh’ will be held in the capital on Wednesday aiming to identifying various challenges of women facing in everyday life in the garment factories. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Nijera Kori and the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will jointly organise the consultation at Brac Centre Inn, Mohakhali. The overall objectives of the consultation are sharing experiences of women suffering from occupational hazards in garment industries (the experiences of the survivors of Tazreen and Rana Plaza) and developing advocacy plans on the basis of the discussions or recommendations for the national and international level to contribute in the working group’s thematic reports. Heisoo Shin, expert member of Committee on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); Kamala Chandrakirana, member of Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice, and Milena Pires, expert member of Committee on CEDAW will speak in the consultation. Representatives from human rights organisations, BGMEA, government officials and RMG workers will present at the meet. – UNB

 

 

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