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BDS Current Issue Volume XXIX, March-June, Nos. 3 & 4

Too Poor for Rights? Access to Justice for Poor Women in Bangladesh

Author: Lena Hasle

Increasing Voice in the Health Sector in Rural Bangladesh: Is there a Role for Citizen Participation?

Author: Simeen Mahmud

Bodies as Sites of Struggle: Naripokkho and the Movement for Women's Rights in Bangladesh

Author: Shireen P. Huq

Growing Citizenship from the Grassroots: Nijera Kori and Social Mobilization in Bangladesh

Author: Naila Kabeer

Compliance Versus Accountability: Struggles for Dignity and Daily Bread in the Bangladesh Garment Industry

Author: Simeen Mahmud & Naila Kabeer

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The women workers in the Bangladesh garment industry have had more public attention to their rights than any group of workers in the entire history of the country. (Journalist, Development Research Centre (DRC) Inception Workshop on Inclusive Citizenship, Bangladesh, 2001). I believe that the ‘‘culture of compliance’’ is far ahead in the garment manufacturing sector and changes in the RMG [ready-made garments] sector are dramatic compared to other sectors. (Director, Labor Department, Bangladesh, 2004).

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