By Tasneem Siddiqui, Mohammad Jalal Sikder and K.N.M. Hossainul Haque
Close to 80 percent of 175 million people living abroad are migrant workers. An increasingly globalized economy sees citizens leaving their countries of origin to pursue employment opportunities abroad. This growth in international labour mobility means that greater efforts should be made to ensure basic human rights and proper working conditions are met. This study explores the level of social protection and the working conditions of Bangladeshi migrants working in factories in the Middle East, and finally suggests policy recommendations for the protection of migrant worker rights abroad.
By Tasneem SiddiquiSummary:
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, due to rising salinity levels, riverbank erosions, floods and droughts. Rural populations are often displaced to urban centres such as Dhaka. This study seeks to identify rural to urban migration as an adaptation strategy to reduce human insecurities and increase the livelihood and sustainability of affected families.