Garments Workers

Updates on textile and apparel industry workers safety

Bangladesh on track after Rana Plaza: EU Bangladesh has made significant improvement in safety standards and workers’ rights in the aftermath of Rana Plaza building collapse, a top official of the European Union said on 29th October. ‘Things are moving in the right direction. Some are going fast and some are going slow, but we …

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Labor Rights and Gender Equality

St. Edwards University Studies and UT Austin’s South Asia Institute co-present a symposium on “Labor Rights, Gender Equality and Worker Safety: A Conversation on the Garment Industry in Bangladesh”. Speakers – Dr. Hasanat Alamgir, Associate Professor on Occupational Health, UT School of Public Health Dr. Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS), …

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Surviving workers of Rana Plaza factory collapse

Purpose: On April 24, 2013, a building called “Rana Plaza” that housed several garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh. Around 1134 people died and more than 2500 sustained serious injuries. This study evaluates the change in income and occupation of the Rana Plaza survivors as well as their level of community participation and quality of life …

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Traumatic life events and development of post-traumatic stress disorder among female factory workers in a developing country

Abstract Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more prevalent and burdensome in developing countries. Aims: The goals of this study were to (1) determine the prevalence of PTSD, (2) identify types and number of traumas related to screening positive for PTSD, and (3) determine other sociodemographic risk factors and health/medical conditions that may be …

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Health issues of RMG workers need attention

Garment workers have received a fair share of attention over the last few years due to their poor working conditions, low wages and benefits, and inadequate facilities at their factories of employment. After the loss of so many lives in several high-profile disasters, garment factories in Bangladesh have finally taken extensive, substantial measures in the …

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