Garment Workers in Bangladesh Protest Exploitative Conditions

Bangladesh's garment industry is the backbone of the country's economy, employing millions of people and generating billions of dollars in annual exports. It has been heralded as a model of economic growth for resource poor countries in the Global South. Participation of women in the industry has been heralded as a breakthrough for women’s rights. However, the industry has long been plagued by low wages, poor working conditions, and lack of safety regulations.