ট্যাগ: Women

“I have been working in the garment industry for 9 years now. I am from Doulotpur, Khulna. My parents live there. I, along with my husband and son, live in...

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(English) “I am not very photogenic. Did the picture come out nice?”

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(English) “My husband has been paralyzed for a while now. After a couple of months of treatment, our sons abandoned us. They did not want to take the burden of...

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[Part 1/2]   “আমি এখানে কালার প্রিন্টিং এর কাজ করি। ছোটবেলায় পড়াশোনা করতে একদমই ভালো লাগতো না। আমার বাবা মায়ের শত চেষ্টার পরেও বিশেষ কোন লাভ হয়নি। এখন আফসোস হয়,…

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“I work here as a supervisor. There are times when I have to scold the workers regarding work, which is not something I love to do. Sometimes the workers tend...

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“My favorite TV show is “Shimarekha” that airs on Zee Bangla. Usually, everyone’s favorite character is someone who’s the most affectionate, likable person; someone like Rekha. But my favorite character...

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“My sister and I, both work here. We have always stayed together since childhood. Gossiping, watching TV- we do everything together! We have never argued in our lives, for once....

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“I’ve been working here as a color master for a while now. Converting plain white into blue, red and other colors is my job. I live here on my own....

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“I used to work at various households back in Mymensingh. I shifted to Dhaka for the sake of a better life. For the past 10 years, I’ve been working as...

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“I live here with my husband. We’re both from Rajshahi. Most people working in this factory are from Mymensingh. I’m one of the odd ones out of the bunch. But...

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“We have been working here together for a while now. We are friends.” [Smiles] – An employee working at a printing mill near Dhaka

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“I used to go to school. But I never really enjoyed studying. Towards the end of grade six, I told my parents that I did not want to study anymore....

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“I have been working here for almost 4 years now. I’ve grown a sense of homeliness for this place. What I love best about this place is the returning customers....

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“My 6-year-old son is the highlight of my day, every day. I have considered bringing him to work along with me, but I’m afraid he’ll think this place is for...

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“I was first inspired to start working when I came across a couple of Japanese women at a tour. I met them at a family planning program in Thailand around...

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“My parents want me to get married as soon as possible. But I have been avoiding it in every way I can. Not sure how long I can keep this...

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“I’ve only seen mountains in photos. But someday, I will pack my bags and go see them upfront. It’s hard to imagine about traveling sitting on my small desk here....

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Albeit the immense workload, there’s something soothing about the Ramadan evenings. I can’t quite tell what it is, but a deep sense of calmness takes over during this time. –...

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“As a child, I spent most of my time with Arjina Khala. Since my parents were mostly away for work, she is the one who took care of me. While...

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“18 years ago, I started working here with one sewing machine and a heart full of hope. I alone made all the clothes which were being displayed at Jatra. We...

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“I studied fashion designing in England. From the beginning, I wanted to work with ethical and sustainable fashion rather than mainstream fashion. I got a chance to do my internship...

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“I’ve been married for only a month now. My in-laws live close by. My husband works at a nearby hotel. Our marriage was arranged by the two families and all...

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“This is Tiger. Once I lost him in a flood. That was one chaotic time! There was water everywhere! I was looking for him everywhere in this mess but failed...

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“I used to work in a garment factory. After I took a break a few years ago, I have not been able to get back in this field. Landing a...

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“Are you going to give me a job? Even if you do what will I do with it? It has been almost 10-11 years that I have moved to Dhaka...

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“This is my eldest daughter. I have two daughters and a son. They are very young; the eldest is only nine. I did not have the privilege to study. So,...

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“I grew up in Dhaka. I have been working for almost 16 years. I am currently working as an operator. The job is alright; we go for picnics from work...

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“I have been working for almost 20-25 years now. I am the second among four daughters in our family. I had to start working early due to immense responsibility. I...

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“This is my daughter. People are often surprised to hear her name. They think it is a foreign, Christian name. We actually found this name in an Islamic book. I...

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“It has been only two days since I have started working in a garment factory. I have never worked before. However, given our financial condition, I finally decided to start...

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“I started working in the quality control department at a garment factory four years ago. It was a good job but it could get quite hectic as well! The smallest...

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“I have been working for almost 15 years now. For the last 4 years I am working in a garment factory in Tejgaon. However, my story today doesn’t revolve around...

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“It has only been a week that I have started working. There is a lot of workload. I start working at 7.30 in the morning, and end at around 7.30...

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“I have been as lucky as I have been unlucky. I fell in love with a very kind man who had come to me as a customer. He not just...

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“I have a son. We all live in one single room. My husband does block printing. My son is quite a handful to handle; I spend most of my day...

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“I got married in 2008. My husband was a helper at a garment factory. He wanted to pursue his education. But his parents wanted him to be a farmer. Then...

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“I’m from Bancharampur. In 2007, I moved to Dhaka with my six sisters my only brother. I studied only up to class five. 6 years ago, I joined a garment...

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“I came to Dhaka from Shariatpur when I was in class five. Result in PSC was not bad; I got a 4.58. I wanted to be a nurse. But given...

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story of a happy garment worker

“What should I say about my life, you tell me! (Smiles softly). I was born and raised in Dhaka. In my family, I have my father, two younger brothers and...

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Story of a fascinating marriage of a garment worker

“My husband is special. Ever since he was born, he could not walk or talk properly. Sometimes, he can be very childish too. I am not sure how long we...

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Story of an operator at a garment factory

“I have worked a lot in this lifetime. I moved to the city from my village with my mother when I was very young. My father had severed ties with...

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“I am one of the first employees of this factory. I was married off when I was only 12 and in less than a year, I was already blessed with...

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“I do not have a brother; just two sisters. Back in my village, when we were younger, everybody used to insult and undermine my parents because of this. Back then,...

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It is quite a convenience that Dhaka is not very cold even during the winters. It saves us from the trouble of buying new clothes for the season. To be...

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“My parents passed away when I was very young. I have very little and vague memory of them. I can only recall their faces from the few photographs I’ve seen....

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