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UN Women’s event on external market analysis for Bangladeshi women migrant workers held

Published : Saturday, 13 October, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 220
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A knowledge sharing event on the study of "Pathways for empowering employment: Diversity and challenges for women migrant workers of Bangladesh" organized by UN Women in close coordination with ILO, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) was held on October 04, 2018 at a hotel in the capital.  Rownaq Jahan, secretary-in-charge, Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment was the chief guest in the programme.  Tuomo Poutiainen, country director of ILO Bangladesh was present as the special guest.

The event was conducted by Shoko Ishikawa, country representative, UN Women Bangladesh. Tapati Saha, programme analyst, Women's Economic Empowerment, UN Women Bangladesh has presented the study. Responding to the rising demand and opportunities in the global labour market for the women migrant workers, the study explores the possibilities of shifting from low-skilled jobs to semi-skilled and higher value-centric jobs. It analyses the potential for diversification of employment opportunities in Japan - as the destination country and care giving and beautician as the selected occupations.  This study builds upon the ongoing efforts of the Government of Bangladesh, namely Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment, in promoting safe, orderly and regular migration. This knowledge resource will be a useful guiding instrument in their joint endeavour to establish wider avenues for an empowering employment of the Bangladeshi women migrant workers.













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