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‘Call me at night’

  • Published at 02:30 am January 5th, 2017
‘Call me at night’
Chunnu said: “Call me at night as I may not be able to respond during daytime due to my busy schedule, if you need any help to protect yourselves from violence.” The junior minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of a month-long campaign marking the first anniversary of the adoption of Domestic Help Protection and Welfare Policy-2015 in the capital yesterday. He gave his mobile number to the female domestic helps, promising that he will personally take measures if they call them. On a separate note, Chunnu said: “Prime minister will fund for the welfare of domestic helps. If any child of a domestic worker gets enrolled in a public medical or engineering school, she or he will get a onetime stipend of three lakh taka, while the ones being accepted by government educational institutes will get fifty thousand taka each.” He also added that expectant female domestic helps will get Tk50,000 each along with maternity leave, while critically ill ones will get Tk1 lakh. The campaign is mainly meant to create mass awareness about the rights of domestic helps, fair wages, maternity leave, healthcare support, regular day-offs, holidays, and other job facilities. The month-long programme is also aimed at changing the social mindset about domestic workers. Oganised by Domestic Workers' Rights Network (DWRN), which is a part of the Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), the event was addressed, among others, by its Joint Secretary General Wajedul Islam Khan, Oxfam Programme Director M B Akhter and Joint Secretary (Labour) Aminul Islam. After the opening ceremony presided over by BILS Chairman Habibur Rahman Shiraz, 200 domestic workers brought out a rally. 46 domestic workers killed in 2016 According to a BILS study, 46 domestic helps were killed with 18 others being injured due to violence last year. The figure is lower than that of 2015 when 78 domestic workers were tortured at work, leading to the deaths of 39.
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