Project profile — Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh

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Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh - Overview
Oxfam Canada (22501)
2019-03-22 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women’s equality organisations and institutions (15170) (20.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (20.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (60.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve the well-being of women domestic workers in Bangladesh. Approximately 1.8 million Bangladeshi women are employed as domestic workers in Dhaka, many facing gender-based violence on a regular basis. These women are disadvantaged due to lack of skills and specific vulnerabilities leading to routine exploitation and abuse, and lack of awareness of and protection for their rights. Project activities include: (1) providing women with skills training for formal job opportunities; (2) increasing women’s awareness of and protection of their rights; and (3) building the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and its civil society partners to implement and monitor the Domestic Worker Protection and Welfare Policy.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women domestic workers in Dhaka are empowered and organized to claim and defend their rights, particularly their right to live free from violence; and (2) Bangladeshi society, government and employers increasingly support the protection of rights of women domestic workers, recognizing domestic work as a formal profession.

Results achieved



Original budget $2,000,000
Planned Disbursement $1,620,702
Transaction Date Type Value
21-06-2021 Disbursement $754,401
29-11-2021 Disbursement $437,553
Country Percentages by Sector
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Global Affairs Canada
OGM Asia
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