Andrew Biraj

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Plight of Garment Workers in Bangladesh
Location: Washington DC, USA
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Biography: Andrew Biraj is a photojournalist currently based in Washington DC. Biraj has worked for the international news agencies Reuters, Sipa Press USA and Getty Images. He holds an advanced diploma in photography from Pathshala, the South Asian... MORE
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Plight of Garment Workers in Bangladesh
Copyright Andrew Biraj 2022
Date of Work Dec 1969 - Dec 1969
Updated Apr 2019
Topics Abuse, Bangladesh, Black and White, Civil Rights, Disaster, Discrimination, Documentary, Dying/Death, Editorial, Garment, Human Rights, Illness, Industrial, Isolation, Mental Illness, Oppression, Photojournalism, Poverty, Protests, Rana Plaza, Rape, Sorrow, textile, Violence, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Testimony of Life in Bangladesh's Garment Industry

More than 3.5 million workers produce high quality international product brands in garment industries of Bangladesh. Despite of unexpected terrible working conditions, women represent a significant majority of the workers. Unsafe and risky environment of the garment factories, unexpected accidental death, sexual harassments in the work places, discrimination in labor cost, malnutrition and unhygienic environment are the common issues are very much related to the fortune of these workers. Human rights violated in every steps of their life. They don't know how to raise voice to claim rights as a human being. When they raise voice for their minimum demand they have to face brutality both from the law enforcement agencies and garment owners. They don't know how expensive product they produce by dropping their sweats. Even two third of their wages are take hold of by the landlords and inflated market. The garment workers of Bangladesh don't know the risk factors of working condition in an unplanned or incompliance factory, but they have to burn alive, sandwich under the rubble or sustain serious physical and mental injuries

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