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MJF: Repatriation of women workers from Saudi is gross violation of human rights

  • Published at 02:43 pm June 10th, 2021
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Photo: Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

MFJ said the Bangladesh mission should move to ensure justice for the abused migrant workers

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), a non-government and non-profit organization, is deeply concerned and outraged by the return of one female worker after another from Saudi Arabia after being physically and mentally abused. 

The MJF considers these incidents to be gross violations of the human rights of women migrant workers.

MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said: “The government should consider the remittances sent by women workers to the country's economy and give priority to their lives, livelihood, dignity and security.

“As well as providing severe punishment to those people involved in these criminal acts.”

MJF further said the Bangladesh Embassy should have taken legal action to find out the names of the employers of female migrant workers and provide compensation to the abused women. 


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In most cases, no initiative is taken to file a lawsuit. Bangladesh Embassy should strictly monitor the matter so that at least the lawsuits get filed and also take the initiative to establish justice for the abused women and demand compensation from the employers, it added.

Brac official Shariful Hasan said to date, he had seen 12 cases of female expatriate returning to Bangladesh.

“We tried to stand by their side. But we need to raise our voices and the policymakers should play a larger role in preventing such incidents from occurring in future,” he remarked.

According to the Brac Migration program’s data, earlier on April 2, an expatriate worker returned to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia and left her eight-month-old at the Dhaka airport.

On March 26, a woman hailing from Narsingdi’s Belabo upazila returned home from Saudi Arabia with a child after losing her mental balance.

On February 24, another domestic worker was forced to return to Bangladesh from Oman with her four-month-old child. Upon arriving at the airport, she told Armed Police Battalion officials that the father of her child was an Omani citizen, and that she had been handed over to Oman police when she became pregnant. The child was born at a deportation camp there.

In a similar incident on December 16 last year, a female migrant worker was forced to return home from Oman with her three-month-old baby.

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