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Bangladesh: Defend rights of your domestic workers

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by IDWFED published Jan 05, 2017 12:00 AM
Contributors: The Daily Star & Dhaka Tribune
Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said the government was determined to stop violence against domestic workers, and his ministry would provide financial support to their school-going kids.

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Speakers at a seminar yesterday sought help from employers of domestic workers to ensure the rights of the workers and stop violence against them.

The Domestic Workers' Rights Network (DWRN) organised the seminar in the capital's Jatiya Press Club, marking the anniversary of the Domestic Help Protection and Welfare Policy-2015. The organisations working under DWRN will organise several programmes in this month including rally, seminar, discussion and distribution of leaflets and posters to households in Dhaka, to raise awareness among the house owners and motivate them to protect the rights of domestic workers.

2017-1-4 Bangladesh: DWRN organised an Inauguration event on month long Campaign programme observing the anniversary of the enactment of "Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015"

Speaking as the chief guest, State Minister for Labour and Employment Mujibul Haque Chunnu said the government was determined to stop violence against domestic workers, and his ministry would provide financial support to their school-going kids.

He urged female domestic helps to call him on his personal mobile phone, only at night, in case they need help to protect themselves from harassments and assaults, since he remains very busy during the daytime.

Chunnu said: “Call me at night as I may not be able to respond during daytime due to my busy schedule, if you need any help to protect yourselves from violence.”

He gave his mobile number to the female domestic helps, promising that he will personally take measures if they call them.

On a separate note, Chunnu said: “Prime minister will fund for the welfare of domestic helps. If any child of a domestic worker gets enrolled in a public medical or engineering school, she or he will get a onetime stipend of three lakh taka, while the ones being accepted by government educational institutes will get fifty thousand taka each.”

He also added that expectant female domestic helps will get Tk50,000 each along with maternity leave, while critically ill ones will get Tk1 lakh.

Source: Afrose Jahan Chaity/Dhaka Tribune

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