Awaj Foundation aims to redress the structural problems in the garment industry, raise awareness on the issues that garment workers face, train workers on their rights and responsibilities under national and international labor law frameworks. Awaj’s actively builds leadership capacity and negotiation capability of women workers as they are the majority of the workforce in the industry as Awaj believes that leadership from women can transform the society towards greater equity and justice. They also work on prevention of gender-based violence and sexual harassment against women (at work and at home) by campaigning, providing factory level awareness training, advocacy including demanding for ratification of ILO C190, focuses on training financial independence, reproductive health services for women workers to help improve their lives. It has also expanded the scope of its work beyond the garment sector to areas such as women migrant workers in the RMG sector, precarious workers and working conditions in the leather and textile sectors. Awaj’s overseas migration program assists workers, particularly migrant women, through all stages of the migration process.
Address: 5/F, 3rd Floor, Rasulbagh, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212