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4 Bangladeshis trafficked in Togo rescued after 18 months
Four Bangladeshi trafficking victims who were rescued in West African country of Togo have returned home after more than 18 months of their uncertain journey. Transnational traffickers tortured and snatched a huge amount of money from them as the Bangladeshis… Read more
Hop Lun Apparels Ltd. Sommilito Sramik Union (HLALSSU) signed a groundbreaking 24-point Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the management of Hop Lun Apparels Ltd on 6 June 2020, under the leadership of Union leader Aklima Akter. While the rest of… Read more
New Report Finds Protections Lacking for Women Workers in the Bangladesh Garment Sector
A study by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Awaj Foundation finds that women in the ready-made garment manufacturing sector in Bangladesh do not receive legally required benefits, including paid maternity leave. The study, “Maternity Rights and Childcare in Bangladesh:… Read more
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