Thursday, November 24, 2005

Human Resources: Bangladesh set to review ban on women's overseas jobs

In an article entitled, "Govt mulls lifting ban on women's overseas jobs" the Daily Star, reports that Bangladesh is considering withdrawing the partial ban on emigration of female domestic workers.

Under current legislation, only eight recruiting agencies are authorised to send female workers only to Saudi Arabia against a security deposit of Tk 50 lakh with the government by each of them, as guarantee for compensations in cases of return of workers due to any breach of contract and abuse".