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16 Days of activism against gender-based violence
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, Awaj Foundation organized and participated in a series of events on gender-based violence (GBV). Involving male coworkers, employers and community members in the fight… Read more
Awaj helps develop six new ground-breaking CBAs in the garment sector
Raising awareness among workers about their rights, increasing their capacity for negotiation and collective bargaining and creating harmonious industrial relations are three key areas of work for Awaj Foundation. In 2017, with the support of Awaj, collective bargaining agreements (CBAs)… Read more
Awaj ED Nazma Akter speaks on women’s leadership at UNGA side event
Awaj ED Nazma Akter was invited to speak about women’s empowerment in Bangladesh at the UN General Assembly side event organized by Women Deliver, a leading global advocacy organization that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls… Read more
Civil society and unions submit draft law on GBV to Labour and Law ministries
On 12 September, 2018, a coalition of civil society, unions and international organizations submitted a draft law on preventing gender-based violence in public and private institutions in Bangladesh. The draft was developed through the efforts of the Gender Platform, which… Read more