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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.

Key information

Location:

Ashulia, Savar and Gazipur of Dhaka Division

Timescale:

September 2018- February 2020

Programme value:

US$ 495973

Target population:

10,000 ready-made garments workers

Consortium partners:

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Naripokkho, and SNV

Funded by:

Global Fund for Women

Funded by

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Shojag project in Bangladesh, ending gender-based violence in the garments industry, 2019

Our approach

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.

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Bangladesh

Christian Aid has been working in Bangladesh since 1972. Some of the areas we work are resilient livelihoods, disaster risk reduction and inclusion.
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Gender, power and inclusion

Unequal distribution of power is at the heart of poverty. And one of the most pervasive inequalities in the world is that between women and men.

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