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Bangladesh: National Domestic Women Workers Union (NDWWU)

Bangladesh: National Domestic Women Workers Union (NDWWU)

by Fish Ip published Mar 28, 2015 08:11 AM
The National Domestic Women Workers Union (NDWWU) was established on March 8, 2001 with the aim of recognizing the rights and establishing the dignity of Domestic workers. NDWWU is the first domestic workers union in Bangladesh.
Street Address 31/F, Topkhana Road, Dhaka- 1000, Bangladesh.
Phone Number 880 2 9567975
Fax Number 880 2 9558545
Email domesticworkers@gmail.com
Website
Type Trade Union
Number of Male Members 0
Number of Female Members 15,000
Members Pay Fees
Maintains Register of Fees Paid Maintains register of fees paid
Year Established 2001

Objectives

Vision: End of slavery life of domestic workers.

Aims: Free from all kinds of exploitation & dignified life of the domestic workers.

Objectives:

  1. To establish workers & human rights of the domestic workers through united struggle.
  2. Registration & Policy of the appointment.
  3. To ensure livelihood & minimum ways.
  4. Working hour & rest.
  5. Provide Skill development & Training.
  6. Safe & secure Migration.
  7. Recognition of contribution in GDP
  8. Ensure Social Security

History

The National Domestic Woman Workers Union (NDWWU) was established on March 8, 2001 with the aim of recognizing rights & dignity of Domestic Workers. NDWWU hold 3rd National Conference in 7-8 March 2011 in Dhaka. Every 2 years NDWWU holds their general assembly.

NDWWU is also one of the founders for Domestic Workers Rights Network (DWRN) established in 2006. By getting Trade Union Centres, NGOs, human rights organizations and BILS (Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies) (DWRN secretariat) together, the 32 DWRN member organization has successfully got the adoption of Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare  Policy 2015 on  Dec 21, 2015.  

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