Garment workers from Bangladesh working in Jordan, the number of which is quite substantial, are faced with adverse working conditions affecting their mental and physical health besides also facing discrimination in workplace.
This was underlined by Bangkok-based Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in a study report in August this year.
Workers of Bangladesh are forced to work in adverse conditions that affected their physical and psychological health, maintained the report, adding that the women apparel workers faced a distinct pattern of gender- and ethnicity-based discriminations at their workplaces.
The research further highlighted that in Jordan, woman migrant workers routinely face sexual harassment and physical assaults by the male supervisors.
According to Bangladesh Overseas Employment Service Limited (BOESL), a total of 9,307 garment workers of Bangladesh, 9,199 of them females, migrated to Jordan between July 2018 and June 2019.
Thirty-one Jordanian apparel companies including Atlanta Garments Manufacturing Company, EAM Maliban Textile Pvt. Ltd., Tusker Apparel Ltd., Rich Pine International Group Limited, Classic Fashion App. Industry Ltd. Co., Jerash Garments Mfg. Co. Ltd., Galaxy Apparel Industry Ltd. Co., Century Miracle Co. Ltd., Business Faith, Atateks Foreign Trade, Third Dimension, Fashion Curve, Mustafa and Kamal Ashraf Trading, Garments Ltd., Prestige and Mk Garments, International Elegance Garments, Aseel Universal Garments, Vega Textiles, Needle Craft for Clothing Industry, Pine Tree Company for Textile Manufacturing (PSC), Musa Company for Manufacturing, Ready Garments, Straight Line for Apparel Co, Rainbow Textile LLC, Hy Apparel, Hi-Tech Textile, Indo Jordan Clothing Company, United Creation, Victoria Apparels, Mas Active Al Safi, Ivory Garments, Southern Garments Manufacturing Co. Ltd. LLC, W & D and Sidney Apparels LLC, many of which export apparels for the American and Canadian consumers recruited the migrant workers from Bangladesh.