B’desh in favour of adopting recommendations of ILC convention on gender-based violence

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

22-May-2019  |  1 min read

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At a time when global rights bodies and NGOs are focussing on Bangladesh on the alleged workers’ rights violations, especially in the country’s flourishing garment manufacturing sector, Bangladesh has decided to stand for International Labour Conference (ILC) convention on gender-based violence, fearing otherwise it might negatively impact the country’s image.

As per media reports, a Tripartite Consultative Committee (TCC) under the Labour Ministry on Monday decided that Bangladesh would stand for adopting a convention or recommendation on ‘Ending Violence and Harassment against Women and Men in the World of Work’ in the 108th International Labour Conference to be held next month.

The adoption of convention or recommendation would be finalised through voting in the 108th ILC and if Bangladesh votes against the move, it would cast a negative impact on the image of Bangladesh in the international arena, maintained the TCC members.

At the TCC meeting held on this issue on Monday, it was decided to form a six-member committee headed by Acting Labour Secretary Ummul Hasna to scrutinise the papers of the proposed convention or recommendation keeping in mind the provisions of domestic laws.

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