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Sri Lankan migrant garment factory workers

Malsiri Dias

Sri Lankan migrant garment factory workers

Mauritius and Sultanate of Oman

by Malsiri Dias

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Published by Centre for Women"s Research in Colombo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Foreign workers, Sri Lankan -- Mauritius,
  • Foreign workers, Sri Lankan -- Oman,
  • Women textile workers -- Sri Lanka

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMalsiri Dias and Leelangi Wanasundera.
    SeriesStudy series -- no. 27, Study series (CENWOR (Organization : Sri Lanka)) -- no. 27.
    ContributionsWanasundera, Leelangi., CENWOR (Organization : Sri Lanka)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD8840.3 .D54 2002
    The Physical Object
    Pagination112 p. ;
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23233627M
    ISBN 109558610089
    LC Control Number2006345836
    OCLC/WorldCa56757281

    They would prefer to come to Sri Lanka and work. The Apparel Exporters’ Association said that it was even prepared to provide hostel facilities for the migrant workers. However, it is not willing to provide hostel facilities for the Sri Lankan workers already employed in the garment sector and to ease their burden of boarding house fees, etc.   Sri Lanka is one country gaining a reputation as an ethical source of clothing, putting pressure on manufacturers to maintain safety standards. Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo. Sri Lanka finances about 70 percent of its US$ billion trade deficit by remittances from Sri Lankan migrant workers, and such remittances amount to almost twice the amount Sri .   Slaves of Free Trade is about the struggle of garment workers mostly women who work in Sri Lanka's free trade zone. These women who face prison conditions and extreme exploitation are fighting for.

    Sri Lanka is a source and destination country for men and women trafficked for the purposes of involuntary servitude and commercial sexual Lankan men and women migrate willingly to Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and South Korea to work as construction workers, domestic servants, .


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With the introduction of the open economy and liberalization policies in year paved the way for the textile and the garment industry to enter the world. Photo Essay: Migrant Workers in Jordan’s Garment Industry. A Sri Lankan woman on break at a garment factory in Zarqa.

At least 30 percent of all factory employees must be Jordanians, a particular boon for women in rural areas where job opportunities are scant. saying they did not collect or pay fees to obtain a garment factory job. Sri Lanka States parties to United Nations legal instruments Year ratified: Year ratified: ILO Migration for Employment Convention Conv.

on the Rights of the Child - Refugee Convention UN Migrant Workers Convention - Refugee Protocol - Human Trafficking ProtocolFile Size: KB. Sri Lanka Working Paper_1 vii Acknowledgements Our gratitude is expressed to the following who assisted us in numerous ways: Sri Lankan migrant garment factory workers book The Chairman and senior staff of the Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment n Mr.

David Soysa and the staff of the Migrant Service Centre, Dehiwela, Sri Lanka. n The Community -based migrant women’s associations n The First Secretary. While previous studies of Sri Lankan FTZ have investigated migrant women workers' relationships, sexuality and SRHR risks [10,14, 21], to our knowledge, there has been no investigation of men's.

Abstract. Sri Lankan women who are employed in Export Processing Zones (EPZs) work in a range of factories. A crosssection of female EPZ workers (n = ) representing 6 EPZs were surveyed as part of this study, with the majority in the textile and garment by: 1.

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The garment industry has the capacity to evolve to meet oncoming challenges, and it will need to do so if it is to remain viable.

The UK lost its textile industry years ago because it did not move with the times. The same does not have to be true for the Sri Lankan garment industry.

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