Project profile — Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh

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Overview

Overview

Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh - Overview
CA-3-D003621001
$11,400,000
Oxfam Canada (22501)
2019-03-22 - 2024-03-31
Operational
Country / region • Bangladesh (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (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)
Description and results

Description

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

Financials

Financials


Original budget $2,900,000
Planned Disbursement $1,800,000
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
16-11-2020 Disbursement $68,571
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh - Related information
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Global Affairs Canada
OGM Asia
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