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Rights Makeover Overdue in Bangladesh Garment Industry

Expand Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. © 2019 AP Time will tell whether Bangladesh’s garment industry has its Wonder Woman. Last month, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) elected its first female president: Rubana Huq, managing director of the Mohammadi Group. In the lead-up to the elections, Huq pledged that if elected, “rebuilding the image” of the garment industry would be her top priority. The Bangladesh garment industry needs a makeover, no doubt.…

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