BKMEA and STITCH Consortium will work together to improve gender sensitivity in the workplace at BKMEA member factories, according to a BKMEA press release. To this end, a grievance committee will be formed in each BKMEA member factory. Not only will the committee receive complaints, but it will investigate and make recommendations. He will act on instructions from the High Court following a 2008 writ petition seeking to stamp out gender discrimination and sexual harassment from the country.
STITCH Consortium will provide technical assistance to BKMEA in capacity building, development and evaluation of in-house project management master trainers. Mondial FNV, Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and FWF will be involved in the project as its affiliates. It is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as a strategic partner. Fair Wear Foundation promotes transparent and ethical purchasing practices among knitwear exporters and buyers as a member of the STITCH Consortium.
The Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Sustainable Textile Initiative: Together for Change (STITCH) have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) in Dhaka to promote gender sensitivity in the workplace in the knitwear industry in Bangladesh and guaranteeing buyer prices through the Fair Price app.
FWF has created an app called Fair Price App, which will help factories and buyers set fair prices using cost-related information. BKMEA and FWF will work together to introduce this application to BKMEA member factories to ensure fair prices for buyers.
BKMEA Vice President Fazlee Shamim Ehsan and Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) Executive Director Alexander Kohnstamm signed the MoUs. BKMEA Vice President Akhter Hossain Apurbo, STITCH Consortium Coordinator Mae Kallander, First Secretary of the Dutch Embassy in Dhaka Bas Blaauw and STITCH Union Advisory Council Advisor Amirul Haque were also present at the ceremony. signing of the agreement, the statement added.
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