The recent amendments to the Bangladesh Labour Rule 2015, implemented by the Law Ministry, have raised concerns regarding the reduced benefits for women workers in the country. In response to this critical issue, the Department of Law at the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) organized a seminar aimed at addressing this challenge. The seminar took place on October 25, 2023 at the Multipurpose hall, Building D, AIUB, and it featured a lecture by Barrister Quazi Maruful Alam, the speaker, on "Empowering Women Workers in Bangladesh: A Deep Dive into Recent Legal Reforms on Maternity Benefit and the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence." Mr. Md. Khalid Rahman, Assistant Professor and Ms. Tasnuva Anika, Lecturer, Department of Law, AIUB, were given the organizational responsibility by the department to make this event successful.
The seminar was organized by the Department of Law at AIUB, with active participation from the law students and Business Administration (BBA) students majoring in Human Resource Management (HRM). The event was attended by students and the faculty members, making it a comprehensive platform for discussing the pressing issues faced by women workers in Bangladesh.
Professor Dr. Taslima Monsoor, a respected figure in the legal field and the respected Advisor of the Department of Law, AIUB, graced the event as a special guest. Her presence was a source of inspiration and motivation for the participants. In her welcome speech, Professor Monsoor shared her wisdom and insights, encouraging attendees to take an active role in advocating for the rights of women workers in Bangladesh.
Barrister Quazi Maruful Alam, the distinguished speaker of the seminar, provided valuable insights into the recent legal reforms affecting women workers in Bangladesh. He emphasized the importance of empowering women workers and delved into the changes brought about by the recent amendments to the Labour Rule. The seminar came to a close after an engaging and enlightening question-and-answer session. Dr. Syeda Afroza Zerin, the esteemed Head of the Law Department, extended her gratitude by delivering a heartfelt "vote of thanks" to both the speaker, organizers and the students for their invaluable contributions in making this event a resounding success.