Training launched on women’s economic leadership

Staff Correspondent

10 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A course titled ‘Training on Women’s Economic Leadership’ has been launched to assist the returnee women migrant workers.

The course was launched at Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre (BKTTC) in the the capital on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Nari Sramik Kendra (BNSK) is implementing the project with the support of Japan government and UN Women.

Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh Naoki Ito inaugurated the course.

While addressing the function Naoki Ito said, "The level of coordination and cooperation between UN Women, BNSK, Bangladesh and Japan Government impressed me a lot."

“This initiative is a good example of this concept where we are working to give returnee women migrant workers protection through creating income sources and empowering them through building their capacities,” he added. UN Women’s Bangla-desh Country

Representative Shoko Ishikawa and Additional Director General of Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) Nafriza Shayma were also present in the programme.

Earlier, UN Women launched a project titled ‘Women and Girls at the Center of COVID-19 Prevention’ last year with the support of the Government of Japan.

After receiving training from this project returnee women migrant workers are now producing masks and running a women café.

Following the completion of the function guests visited the Women Café in BKTTC and interacted with women migrant workers.

Later, they also visited the mask production activities by the women migrant workers at BNSK office premises.

A total of 408,408 migrants’ workers returned to Bangladesh from April to December last year and of them 12 percent were women.