Stream of Working Women 1: Dr.Syed Md.Zainul Abedin

When you are strolling out in the morning you will find young women with canteen in their hands.This stream of working women will enter thousands of garments factories located in the major cities of Bangladesh.In the depth of night if you go out for any reason you will see the same stream coming back home or shabby slum after the day’s tedious work.They are paid very little,sometimes after months.
The establishment of garments sector in Bangladesh is a great blessing.Garments produced in these factories are exported to many developed countries of the world.This has generated employment for thousands of workers most of whom are women.The women workers contribute their best ability and talent for the functioning of this vital sector of Bangladesh.
Their wage,medical facilities,security from fire,disasters and debt should be given proper attention for the sake of humanity.Many garments workers lost their lives due to recent fire taken place in a number of garments factories.The selfless workers need to be assured of the safety and security in their work places.
There have been reports of sexual harassment of women workers in certain factories.Proper surveillance and intervention may stop such immoral activities.The government should take best possible measures to stop sexual harassment of the
garment workers.
Despite the low wage,lack of facilities and harassment the women enjoy their work in the garments factories.They know that work is honor.Many people support these women and protest any injustice to them.
Let’s salute the working stream of Bangladeshi women.They may be termed as the blood stream of the garment sector of Bangladesh.