The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Brac Social Compliance Programme Saturday to prevent garment workers from gender-based violence and workplace harassment.
The MoU aims to improve the awareness of factory managers and workers about preventing, reporting and taking actions against gender-based violence and workplace harassment.
BGMEA and Brac will work together in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for the workers in garment factories.
Faruque Hassan, president of BGMEA, and AFM Shahidur Rahman, director of programme development for resource mobilisation and learning at Brac, signed the agreement.
Miran Ali, vice-president of BGMEA; SK Jenefa Jabbar, director of social compliance and safeguarding, Karishma Mahfuz, deputy manager of social compliance and safeguarding, Md Nur Jaman, senior trainer of social compliance, and Afsana Sultana, senior developer of social compliance at Brac, were also present.
Source: United News of Bangladesh