The Bangladesh chapter of the international charitable organization is going to launch a project from October 1 to train domestic workers
Ninety six percent employers are interested in hiring trained women domestic workers, according to Oxfam in Bangladesh's statistics.
The Bangladesh chapter of the international charitable organization is going to launch a project from October 1 to train domestic workers.
Oxfam organized a national dialogue on "Securing Rights of Domestic Workers in Bangladesh" at CIRDAP Auditorium on September 7.
Israfil Alam, member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Labour and Employment, attended the programme as guest of honour. Experts from rights based organizations, embassies and ILO also have participated in the dialogue.
Around 16,000 domestic workers will be involved in the Oxfam in Bangladesh project. They will be assisted to take decisions about their career.
"Our motto is to make their life easier so that they can simultaneously work at home and workplace," said Farhana Ahmed, Senior Programme Officer-MEAL, from Oxfam in Bangladesh.
After the finishing of the project, most of the domestic workers will be connected with online service providing apps like Hello Task.
"Every worker needs at least one-day holiday. Our domestic workers' workload is mostly invisible to us. Thinking of the whole situation, we have made an app that will serve each other's purposes. In that case, we need trained workers and hoping this project serve that," Mahmudul Hasan Likhon, Co-founder and CEO of Hello Task.
Domestic workers like Shahnaz Parvin and Rahela Begum shared their dreadful experiences.
SM Monjur Rashid, Manager (Policy, Advocacy, Campaign & Communications), Oxfam in Bangladesh, said, "Ideas need to be implemented, or it would sound empty. It is our duty to take care of those who take care of our homes."