Women and the Transition across State Boundaries: The Warps and Woofs of National Labor Exporting Policies of Bangladesh and the Reality.

Rasel HUSSAIN, S.M. Anowarul Kayes SHIMUL

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    Abstract

    Although women migration from Bangladesh was irregular due to several bans before 2001, it started to get momentum by 2013 and afterwards. According to the Bureau of Manpower, Employment, and Training (BMET) a total of 2, 91,098 Bangladeshi women migrated for work between 2015, and August 2019. Yet the daunting challenge Bangladesh is facing is the return women labor migration mostly from Middle Eastern countries due to violence like activities at the place of destination including overwork, forced confinement, non-payment of wage, food deprivation, and psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. In addition, the death toll of the female migrants’ workers is also on the rise which extravagantly raising question against the migration policies. Therefore, the study aims at understanding how protective is the structure of women labor exporting policies of Bangladesh along with to explore the real scenario of the women labor migrants in the destination countries? The study is qualitative in nature and thematic discussion along with solid theoretical framework is aimed to meet the objectives of this study. For this, a rigorous content analysis based on available secondary data and policy brief covered the scope of women labor exporting policies of Bangladesh and compared with the policies of different countries which have taken very protective measures for the women migrants’ workers. The findings rigorously suggesting to stand for the formation and execution of the solid policy framework and rights of these women who went so far breaking emotional adjustment just to be empowered and to bring a smile for them, for their family and for the country as remittance fighter.

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network 35 (Sociology of Migration) : Midterm Conference 2021
    Period21/01/2122/01/21

    Keywords

    • Women Migrants
    • Empowerment
    • Poverty
    • Developing countries
    • Bangladesh
    • Alienation

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