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Bangladesh Worker Rights Defense Fund

Bangladesh union members. Photo: Shawna Bader-Blau

Bangladesh union members. credit: Shawna Bader-Blau/Solidarity Center

Bangladeshi union organizer Hasina Akter was talking with garment workers in Dhaka when a group of at least 20 people accosted her and the three other union organizers and a worker leader with her. She and her companions were threatened and beaten, one into unconsciousness. Two organizers had to be hospitalized following the assault, and the factory worker went into hiding.

The attack was not an isolated incident. Union organizers in Bangladesh are in constant peril, and these brave women and men need your help. Find out more.

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