Women rights activists on Tuesday staged protest against oppression of female domestic workers in Middle East countries, especially in Saudi Arabia, and submitted a 13-point charter of demands to the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment.
They demanded the government to stop sending women workers to the countries with no regards for human rights and to take actions against the recruitment agents luring women to the Middle Eastern countries with fake promise of quality-life.
The protesters staged a rally at Kendriya Shaheed Minar and marched towards the expatriate welfare ministry.
They paraded through Dhaka University, marched past Shahbagh intersection and ended at Hotel Sheraton intersection.
Samajtantrik Mahila Forum general secretary Swampa Bosu, Shramajibi Nari president Bannishika Jamili, Bangladesh Communist party’s Luna noor, women activist Marzia Prova and human rights campaigner Aparajita Sangita and others led the procession.
Later, a team of the spontaneous platform of concerned citizens formed by the social, cultural, political organizations and activists handed over a memorandum containing a 13-point charter of demands to the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment.