PM Hasina pledges to raise women’s participation in Bangladesh's workforce to 50%

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday pledged to increase women’s participation in the workforce to 50-50 by 2041 and called for protecting their job in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 02, 2020
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday pledged to increase women’s participation in the workforce to 50-50 by 2041 and called for protecting their job in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

The prime minister also urged the international community to renew its commitments and enhance efforts to ensure women’s equality, empowerment and advancement.

“In the context of COVID-19, the job of female workers, including migrant workers, across the global supply chains and other major employment sectors, must be protected so that they are not further marginalized and financially excluded,” she said while highlighting three issues virtually at a high-level meeting in the United Nations headquarters in New York.


https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/10/01/pm-pledges-to-raise-women-s-participation-in-workforce-to-50

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