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Report Sharing Event on Women Friendly Safe Workplace

Gender-based violence remains one of the most tolerated violations of workers’ human rights. According to statistics, globally 35% of women over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at their communities or in the workplace. In Bangladesh,Gender Based Violence (GBV) in workplace is a common phenomenon both in the formal and in the informal sector. And, there are ample evidences of violence against women.

In this backdrop, ActionAid Bangladesh is going to share a study report titled ‘Gender-based Violence at Workplaces: Analysis of the Existing Laws in Bangladesh’ on 4 May, Saturday, at 10 AM at Gulshan Shooting Club, Gulshan-1, Dhaka. The study will be shared at the launching event of a three-years campaign on ‘Women Friendly Safe Workplace’. Following personalities will enlighten the session:

Speakers:

Dr. Molla Jalal Uddin

Additional Secretary

Ministry of Labor and Employment

Mr. Tuomo Poutiainen

Country Director, ILO Bangladesh

Ms Penny Morton

Deputy High Commissioner

Australian High Commission

A. Momen

Professor, IBA, University of Dhaka

Director, BGMA

Khushi Kabir

Coordinator- Nijera Kori

Rokeya Kabir

Executive Director

Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha

Ferdaus Ara Begum

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Business Initiative Leading Development

Taslima Yasmin

Associate Professor, Dhaka University

Moderator:

Farah Kabir

Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh  

A study shows that 22 per cent of female garment workers in Bangladesh face physical, psychological and sexual harassment at workplace or on the way to/from the workplace. And 67 per cent of them do not seek support for lack of trust in the prevention body.

Through the new campaign titled Women Friendly Safe Workplace, AAB aims to address and challenge sexual and gender-based violence at work places, in both formal and informal sectors.

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