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Beyond Development: Workshop #3: Bangladesh

Workshop #3: ‘Women, Migration and Poverty’

November 2017
BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Regional lead: Firdous Azim, Professor of English and chair of the Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University


While Bangladesh is known as a site for constant NGO development interventions in poverty alleviation, global economic drivers have also played a significant role in bringing women further into the greater economic sphere. Women workers within the country (especially in the garments sector), but even more interestingly women migrant workers, have made a huge impact upon the overall economic development of the country.

This workshop will explore the impact of these movements of female workers in women’s lives, in family structures and its impact on the cultural and social lives. The workshop will bring together researchers, NGO workers, and women’s organizations to discuss and critically engage with these issues at length.