SNV Netherlands Development Organisation on Thursday signed partnership agreements with trade bodies and NGOs to leverage a collaborative approach to improve the health and well-being of Bangladesh’s readymade garment workers.
The contracts were signed with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), Better Work Bangladesh, Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DBCCI), Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), Phulki, SAJIDA Foundation and UCEP Bangladesh at a city hotel.
The collaboration is established under ‘Working with Women-2’ project implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with the funding support from Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The project will work with 200 factories through different mechanisms and platforms to ensure health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, for the garment workers.
DBCCI President Faruque Hasan, Chief Technical Advisor of Better Work Bangladesh Louis B Vanegas, SAJIDA Foundation Director Fazlul Hoque, CEO of UCEP Bangladesh Tahsina Ahmed, BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmed, Phulki Executive Director Suraiya Haque, FWF Country Representative Md Bablur Rahman, SNV Bangladesh Country Director Jason Belanger and Team Leader of Working with Women Project Farhtheeba Rahat Khan were, among others, present at the contract signing ceremony.