Women’s Empowerment: Impact of RMG; Case from BISIC, Fatullah, Narayanganj District, Bangladesh
The multifaceted concept of women’s empowerment has gained prominence, particularly in the context of the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) industry. This paper investigates the impact of the RMG sector on women’s empowerment, centering on ten garment companies located in BISIC, Fatullah, Narayanganj District, Bangladesh. Employing a sample of 150 women workers (with a response rate of 90%), this study examines the contribution of employment in this industry to economic, social, and political empowerment. Through a comprehensive review of literature and empirical studies, the research explores the complex relationship between women’s participation in the RMG industry and the outcomes of their empowerment. The findings underscore that, while the RMG sector has created employment opportunities for a substantial number of women in developing countries like Bangladesh, the nature and extent of their empowerment experiences are shaped by factors such as workplace conditions, education, and societal norms. Recognizing these nuances is crucial for policymakers, industry stakeholders, and advocates of women’s rights to formulate effective strategies that optimize the positive impact of the RMG sector on women’s empowerment in BISIC, Fatullah, Narayanganj District.
Keywords: Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry, Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality, Labor Rights, Socio-Cultural Factors, Social Political & Economic Empowerment, Gender Discrimination.
|Title:||Women’s Empowerment: Impact of RMG; Case from BISIC, Fatullah, Narayanganj District, Bangladesh|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Media:||Online & Print|
|Issue publication (Year):||2023|
|Date of Publication:||13/11/2023|
|Paper Type:||Research paper|
Cite This Article:
Sarmin Akter (2023). Women’s Empowerment: Impact of RMG; Case from BISIC, Fatullah, Narayanganj District, Bangladesh. International Journal of Science and Business, 29(1), 45-54. DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/IJSB.2264
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About Author (s)
Sarmin Akter, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Narayanganj College, Narayanganj, Bangladesh.