Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
The Alliance for a
Secular and Democratic South Asia
Saturday 3 pm - December
Saydia Gulrukh, Nafisa Tanjeem, Paul Malachi and Tarif Rahman
followed by open discussion
MIT Room 56-167
On November 24, 2012, fire broke out in a garments factory “Tazreen” in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 120 workers were burnt alive and more than twice as many injured.
Tazreen is neither the first nor the
last tragedy to fall upon garment workers in South Asia. Punishing
“fast-fashion” deadlines of multinational buyers, below poverty wages, gender
violence and subverted unionization attempts sum the life of over four million
garment workers in Bangladesh. Rivalry between political parties are put aside
in common accord of the state and factory owners against workers.