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.The rise of ready-made garment factories in developing countries in the late 80's was touted by economists and business executives alike as 'empowering' for women as it was to provide millions of jobs suitable for them (up until this time women were traditionally not allowed to work outside of their homes) whilst catering to the western worlds need for fast, cheap, available fashion. For a globalised society this works in theory but has been so poorly thought out and managed that the repercussions have been severely damaging and in many cases, deadly. It depends if you measure empowerment by employment, or if you believe empowerment has to do with gender equality, safety and the rights to a heard voice.
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The facts listed here come from reports and stories from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Similar issues are faced in other garment exporting countries such as China, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh still holds the record for the lowest minimum wages amongst these countries.
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So, what happens when girls are promised socio-economic empowerment from a corrupt industry in a highly patriarchal society? .
.~ Girls from rural areas will often leave their homes for the city to work in garment factories with the intent to provide for their family or to generate a dowry (increase their monetary value as a potential bride).
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. ~Those who don't are put at higher risk of being sold or trafficked for sex work. There are reports of girls as young as 9 who have been offered jobs in the garment sector or as maids in the city but have ended up being held captive, tortured and forced into prostitution. .
.~ Despite the working conditions of brothels in Dhaka which often entail regular beating, rape, lack of contraception (Dhaka's government once campaigned to eradicate STD's by providing free condoms - they are now so expensive that many clients refuse to wear them) and rapid increase of early teen pregnancy and STD's, some sex workers still maintain their belief that is is safer and more dignifying to work in this industry than the garment sector. .
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~TBC next post (see previous post for context)

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.~The conditions in many of the factories are hazardous. Little to no ventilation, inadequate lighting, no marked fire exits and cheaply built buildings which are not properly maintained. After the collapse of the Rana Plaza in 2013 several massive companies changed their manufacturers to ones which say they comply with the Bangladesh Accord of Fire and Building Safety. There is no proof and this still does not guarantee safe working conditions in any other manner. .
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~ Many garment workers are forced to work way, way overtime (think 8am-3am) to try to fill their daily quota, meaning they often miss buses or trains and must walk home afterwards. This puts them at a massive risk of assault whilst walking alone at night. .
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~Women are subjected to physical, mental and sexual harassment in the workplace. Women and men alike in the industry speak about being hit regularly if falling behind. .
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~Workers are often forced to work for months at a time in this way without a day off, despite the fact the Factory Act (1965) declares that workers must have a day off every 10 days at least. .
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~ Average garment workers wage in Dhaka Bangladesh per month: ৳৳ ℓ 5,300 TAKA/ $92.13 AUD . Compared to average cost to rent a 1 bedroom apartment in Dhaka, Bangladesh per month: ℓ11,634 TAKA / $202.25 AUD. Security and accommodation are some of the hardest things for women working for the garment sector to obtain and many room share, getting by on very little for food. Men and women alike report they cannot afford medicine or first aid if injured or sick..
. ~Workers protests have been ongoing for better work conditions and a living wage since western awareness increased of these issues in 2013. Less than a month ago* 50 companies which provide to some of the worlds top selling brands closed their doors for 3 weeks as more than 10,000 workers took place in a strike to demand a pay increase. More than 1,500 people lost their jobs in that time and dozens were arrested..
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. *written in december 2016

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~In 2013 (the same year that the Rana Plaza collapsed due to cost-cutting and poor upkeep, killing over a thousand people) a total of 507 protesters were killed in acts of police violence. This also includes protesters of Dhaka's newly appointed electorate. .
READING
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https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/bitstream/1885/41832/4/2-7-ssharmin.pdf
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http://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/7159/thesis.pdf?sequence=2
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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1970431/true-cost-your-cheap-clothes-slave-wages-bangladesh-factory
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http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2059566/sex-workers-bangladesh-future-bleak-past

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