Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in Bangladesh

Reporting Organization:Oxfam Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 11,400,000
Timeframe: March 22, 2019 - March 31, 2024
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Oxfam Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 11,400,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (60 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (20 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (20 %)

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This project aims to improve the well-being of women domestic workers in Bangladesh. Approximately 1.8 million Bangladeshi women are employed as domestic workers in Dhaka, many facing gender-based violence on a regular basis. These women are disadvantaged due to lack of skills and specific vulnerabilities leading to routine exploitation and abuse, and lack of awareness of and protection for their rights. Project activities include: (1) providing women with skills training for formal job opportunities; (2) increasing women’s awareness of and protection of their rights; and (3) building the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and its civil society partners to implement and monitor the Domestic Worker Protection and Welfare Policy.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women
Total Direct Population: 1,800,000
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Women trained
Women's awareness raised
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) women domestic workers in Dhaka are empowered and organized to claim and defend their rights, particularly their right to live free from violence; and (2) Bangladeshi society, government and employers increasingly support the protection of rights of women domestic workers, recognizing domestic work as a formal profession.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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