Why women should be sent abroad as maids: NHRC
Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Kazi Reazul Hoque raised question saying that as the condition is not safe then why Bangladeshi women should be sent abroad as house maids?
He made the call at an event on ‘Emergency Support and Reintegration Program for Vulnerable Returnee’ held at the BRAC Centre in the city on Monday.
Reazul Hoque said, women are being victimized of physical, mental and sexual abuse in Middle East. They even are not able to talk with their family members while staying in Saudi Arabia. Besides, people are not safe in house hold affairs.
He said, if 40 lakh women are able to work even in garments sector in the country then why women should be sent abroad as house maids? When Philippine and Sri Lanka are reducing sending women workers abroad, then why we are sending?
The NHRC Chairman said, human beings are not commodities. Human rights and integrity of each individual should be ensured. It’s a responsibility of the government. If rights of people are not ensured then no benefit will come from development activities.
He said, emphasis should be given to the speech of NHRC. Not only the private organization but the government also should come forward.
The event was organized jointly by BRAC and Leather-goods and Footwear Manufactures and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) where BRAC Director (Advocacy for Social Change, Technology and Partnership Strengthening Unit) KM Morshed, Immigration Program Chief Shariful Islam, LFMEAB president Sayful Islam were present.