NGO News Report :: Nari Unnayan Shakti (NUS) today organized an awareness meeting on “Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights among the Garments workers at Jishan Garments Factory Birulia, Savar. Forum for Culture and Human Development (FCHD) and Jishan Garments jointly supported the programme. Dr. Afroja Parvin, Executive Director of NUS was present as Chief Guest of the event. NUS today oriented 103 garments workers of Savar area on the issue. Habibul Islam, Senior Officer and Nazmul Hossain, General Manager of Jishan Garments were attended as the special guests and spokes on the occasion. Abdul Momin, Administrative Officer of FCHD and Sajeda Begum, Clinic Manager of NUS also spokes the occasion.
Dr. Afroja Parvin, Chief Guest of the event said, most workers of our garments factory do not know the importance of sexual reproductive health or that they have a right to access health services. As a result, they often suffer in communicable diseases, pregnancy complications, incorrect use of family planning materials, reproductive infections and diseases which undermine the productivity of the Readymade Garments Industry. Women report missing up to 4-6 days work a month because of reproductive health issues.
Nari Unnayan Shakti has been working on sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS prevention issues among 10,000 workers of 50 garments factories of Dhaka, Narayanganj and Savar areas. At the end of the event Jishan Garments thanked to Nari Unnayan Shakti for their excellent effort.