The Shojag project aims to reduce gender-based violence in the garment industry, by raising awareness, strengthening the capacity of private and public bodies, protecting the rights and legal entitlements of female workers, and engaging factories towards promoting systemic changes across the garment sector.
The project delivers sustainable results through protection, prevention, prosecution and partnership, and works at three levels: factories, commute to and from work, and dormitories/hostels. The project addresses the root causes of gender-based violence, including unequal power relations in the garments sector. Shojag is working with seven garment manufacturers located in Ashulia, Savar and Gazipur of Dhaka Division.
Ashulia, Savar and Gazipur of Dhaka Division
September 2018- February 2020
10,000 ready-made garments workers
Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Naripokkho, and SNV
Global Fund for Women
We are using a holistic approach and engaging stakeholders from multiple sectors to create systemic change.
We will identify, select, and build the capacity of 60 Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the workplace and dormitories, to support the rights of women garment workers.