BGMEA, BKMEA and UNICEF signed MoU to support working mothers of the RMG industry

Desk Report: To provide the support to the working mother in the RMG factories BKMEA, BGMEA and UNICEF have been signed a MoU titled on ‘Kik-off of Partnerships on Strengthening & Scaling-up Mothers@Work Programe in the Readymade Garment Industry’.

BGMEA President Mr. Faruque Hasan,BKMEA Executive President ,Mohammad Hatem, BKMEA Vice President Mr. Fazlee Shamin Ehsan, Abdullah Hil Rakib, Vidiya Amrit Khan, Shehrin Salam Oishee, Director, BGMEA and the representative of UNICEF Mr. Sheldon wee present at the signing ceremony.

Mr. Sayed Mojibul Huq, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare was present there. Executive President of BKMEA Mohammad Hatem represents BKMEA at the signing ceremony.

Through this partnership Mother @Work initiative will be scaled up in RMG factories in the initial year which will benefits about 81,000 female workers through nutrition awareness.

This will enable 4800 pregnant women and 4000 lactating mothers to avail maternity rights and breastfeeding support provisions at their workplaces, as well as ensure day-care facilities for 8000 under two children in the initial year. the initiative ultimately aims to reach to over 4000 factories in Bangladesh to provide targeted support for women in workforce.