Promoting safe migration for the women of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the major labour-exporting countries in the Asia-Pacific region, and revenue generated from migration is one of the driving forces of economic growth.

Poverty, gender discrimination and limited livelihood options in rural areas create a supply of female workers for countries with high demands for migrants. South Asia and the Middle East are the main destinations, but the   protection of migrant workers’ rights here is very limited. Women, in particular, are susceptible to exploitation and abuse when they are forced to migrate or willingly choose to leave Bangladesh.

Our project - implemented by CARE Bangladesh in partnership with Welfare Association for the Rights of Bangladeshi Emigrants (WARBE) - focuses on the promotion of safe and planned migration for women and an evidence-based advocacy approach.

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