Working Conditions and Reproductive Health Status of
Female Garments Workers of Bangladesh
Shakila Matin Mridula
Ms.Khoshnur Afrin Khan
Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE)
44F/6 West Pantapath (4th Floor), Dhaka-1215
Table of Contents
2. Purpose of the research questions
3. Present status of the Research Area
4.1 Interview Method
4.2 Sampling Method
4.3 Procedures of Collecting Data
4.4 Analysis Procedure
4.5 Reliability and Validity
4.6 Ethical Consideration
5. Presentation of Analysis
5.1 Presentation of Participant
5.2 How working conditions and environment are affecting female
garments workers reproductive health rights?
5.3 Are female garments workers aware of their reproductive health issues?
5.4 Does garments owner have any role at workplaces to make workers aware on
reproductive health issues?
The Ready Made Garments (RMG) sector plays an important role in enhancing
Bangladesh economy. The sector draws global attention for its quality production and
huge employment women workers. From decades after decades we have seen the
dependence on Garment industry growing in Bangladesh. In 1983, there were about 50
garment factories in the country. In 2004, this number had jumped to 4,000. At the time
of writing this report, in early 2009, there are about 4500 garment factories in
Bangladesh. Currently, this sector employs approximately 2.2 million workers, of whom
almost 80% are women (Statistical Year Book of Bangladesh, 2008 edition).
This research is conducted by the Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and