A delegation of Suniti Project led by BILS’s Joint Secretary General Dr. Wajedul Islam Khan paid a courtesy call on Hon’ble State Minister for Labour and Employment (MoLE) Begum Mannujan Sufian, MP at the Bangladesh Secretariat on 19 August 2021.
The team met her with a view to submit the National Action Plan for the implementation of Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy, 2015 (DWPWP) to the State Minister, MoLE, to brief State Minister about the project, to place the demand for bringing workers under legal protection and to request Minister to reenergize the National Monitoring Cell. The delegation team handed over a memorandum to the state minister with various recommendations stating different demands for domestic Workers welfare. Apart from this, under the project, a research report conducted for the purpose of reviewing the current status of implementation of domestic worker protection and welfare policy, a draft national plan for 2015 implementation and a publication on the workplace situation of domestic workers in 2020 were also handed over.
Domestic Workers Rights Network Acting Coordinator Abul Hossain, Oxfam in Bangladesh Senior Program Officer Tareq Aziz, BILS Suniti Project Coordinator Md. Yousuf Al-Mamun were also present.