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Men marched in Rajshahi, Bangladesh in a compaign to protect women migrant workers from violence

In Rajshahi district, men and women marched under the slogan "Safe Migration, Economic Development," as part of a government awareness-raising campaign on the prevention and protection of women migrant workers from violence.


UN Women uses a three tier approach to support Bangladeshi women through the migration cycle. They empower the women with comprehensive information, resources and training; sensitize labour attachés in embassies and government officials in receiving countries to the needs of migrant women; and help rehabilitate women who return to Bangladesh.


Its other activities have included the national broadcasting of a 26-episode radio programme in local dialects. The programme, produced by UN Women, focused on the safest ways to migrate for work, and was contacted by aspiring women migrants seeking information.


UN Women / Humaira Farhanaz

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Taken on December 8, 2011