Through the Silk Routes Facility we are funding a project to assist female migrant workers returning to Bangladesh to re-enter society as well as the national workforce.
Migration is very common in Bangladesh and returning migrants are a potential big asset for the country. However, there is no re-integration strategy today and no clear vision on the type of services needed. Moreover, there is a lack of consideration for female migrant workers in particular. As a result, large numbers of migrant workers are not staying in Bangladesh, but instead re-migrating.
Our project therefore focuses on reintegration and ensures the best conditions for those female migrant workers who want to settle down in Bangladesh. We are concentrating on three pilot programmes in Faridpur, Jashore and Chattogram, and this project is implemented by the Danish Trade Union Development Agency (DTDA) and Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS).