Garment Workers Protest on International Women’s Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh

by Kenneth Miller

The National Garment Workers Federation of Bangladesh (NGWF) hosted an International Women’s Day protest in Bangladesh, a parade that began at the High Court in Dhaka, marched through the garment sector, and concluded at the office of the NGWF.

Garment Workers are demanding that the law providing for maternity leave be enforced and that the amount of time be increased from 4 to 6 months for private sector garment workers. They also demanded safe workplaces, living wages and access to childcare.

Eighty-five per cent of the 3.6 million garment workers in Bangladesh are women.

photo provided by NGWF President Amirul Haque Amin

Kenneth Miller is a member of the editorial collective.

Categories: International, Sweatshops

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