Journal of Business & Economic Policy

ISSN 2375-0766 (Print), 2375-0774 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jbep

The Garment Industry in Bangladesh: A Human Rights Challenge
Peter Stanwick, Sarah Stanwick

The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of the working conditions in the garment industry in Bangladesh. This case study describes past and current unsafe working conditions in the garment industry from the perspective of violations of human rights. Factors that are discussed in the case study include: the high incidence of injuries on the job by the workers, the very low wage rate of the workers, the lack of payment of wages to the workers, the use of gender discrimination, air quality issues in the factories, the lack of safety features in the factories, and the response of the garment industry to external stakeholders.

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