Experts Suggest Documentation of Returned Migrant Workers

Senior government officials, civil society leaders and global migration experts on Sunday emphasized on taking proper steps by the authorities concerned for documentation on the migrant workers who were coming back home.

Speaking at an e-workshop, they also emphasized taking concerted steps by all stakeholders to protect rights of the country’s migrant workers.   

Bangladesh Nari Sromik Kendra (BNSK) organized the web based orientation workshop on “Orientation on Legal rights under Overseas Employment and Migration Welfare act-2013”.

Md Shamsul Alam, Director General, BMET, was the chief guest in this program. Dr. Eng.  Md. Sakawat Ali, Director Training, BMET gave importance on Skills and Legal rights of women workers of Bangladesh through providing skilled training of different topics.

He thanked BNSK for organize this web based workshop and their praiseworthy efforts for safe orderly and regular migration.

William Gois, Regional Coordinator of Migrant Forum Asia emphasized on documentation of the repatriated migrant workers. 

Sheepa Hafiza, Gender Specialist and Human Rights activist, said that the government, recruiting agent, NGOs should work jointly for protecting women worker’s rights as human rights.

She suggested involving Diaspora in the process also.

Masud Rana, Deputy Director, BMET briefed on existing Rules of Migration Welfare act 2013 and its utilization.

Shirin Lira. IBP Manager and Social & Inclusion Advisor, PROKAS, British Council appreciated BNSK for organizing this web workshop and its efforts for establish Gender Equality of women migrant workers through time based support services.

She suggested TTC, DEMO, IMT management and trainers to provide more information on migration process regarding problems, its solving and way to survive in competition as well as safety and secure for women migrant workers.

Tapati Saha, National Program Analyst, UN Women gave importance on implementation of the act, 2013 especially the article 6 in this act. 

Monjuree Saha emphasized to know and follow Migration Act 2013 and relevant policy and Circular for safe orderly and regular migration especially for women migrant workers.

Adv. Sipra Goswami, Adv. Supreme Court of Bangladesh, has given orientation on Migration Act 2013 through Power Point Presentation presented on grievance and case implementation procedures. All the participants were expressed their hope to make training more effective and appropriate for safe orderly and regular migration.

BNSK Executive Director Sumaiya Islam moderated the e-workshop.

Principal and Teachers of 31 TTC from 31 Districts of Bangladesh, representatives from IID, RAMRRU, Warbe DF, BOMSA, Bastob, BILLS, Awaj Foundation, Right Jessore, ICMPD Bangladesh, took part in discussion.

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