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We were noticing the tendency of women workers to return to Saudi Arabia as domestic workers. It is worth noting recently that the number of female workers coming to the country is also increasing. The allegations of women workers who have returned to life, including rape and torture, will seem as if the barbaric Saudis whom we are sending as housekeepers are treating them only as sex workers.
No one is listening to the tears of Bengal women in the desert, nor the embassy, nor the Ministry of expatriate welfare, nor the men involved in human exports. The tears that women are saying in the country are uttered in the media, but there is no social stir for them. The government is silent, the civil society is silent, the political parties demanding social awareness are not saying anything. The truth is, there is a tragic history of the suffering of many women in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia, by sending illiterate women workers and spreading pride and self-satisfaction in spreading poverty and gaining foreign currency.
‘At the Saudi residence, sex is offered at the start of the work. If you do not agree, you have to be a victim of physical abuse. If you do not agree with the sexual proposal, you should stop eating, break your legs and be thrown out of your home. The police then took them to the police station. He was later forced to return to the house again after being treated by an agent. Not one, multiple men, in turn, sexually assaulted these housemates in perverted habits. ‘
Going abroad is not a dream come true. The marginalized people are moving abroad for the sake of livelihood. It is not at all good for women to go abroad to sell Vitamin or borrow money at a higher rate in hopes of a better life. Torture cannot be cured, some are tortured and dying, and some are depressed and mentally depressed. How much of the fortunes of those workers who are looking for work abroad are improving? No one has an answer to such a question. But we know ninety percent of the time is spent in hard labor.
We notice that people are talking about this through social media, demanding that Saudi Arabia stop sending female workers. But the government is not saying anything. Despite knowing all we know, why handing our women over to violent beasts, history will surely ask this nation for an answer. It’s the story of almost everyone who returns. Brokers have been the victim of fraud, hoping for a job they have been forced to do other work or have been subjected to torture, fraud in the workplace. In the Saudi residence, sex is offered at the start of the work. If you do not agree, you have to be a victim of physical abuse. If you do not agree with the sexual proposal, you should stop eating, break your legs and be thrown out of your home. The police then took them to the police station. He was later forced to return to the house again after receiving medical treatment. Not one, but many men, in turn, sexually abused these housemates in perverted habits.
Everyone knows these stories. All those who have returned are living in Trauma. Some have become completely paralyzed. Their families are gone, financially and socially. Migrant women are regularly subjected to harassment, cheating, physical abuse, rape, and various sexual abuse. Many have said that their migrant workers do not want to accept them when their migrant workers return home.
How much the girls of this country are under control, I understand in these cases. Maybe they are not considered as human beings. If it were, they would not have been sent repeatedly to Saudi Arabia. They come back and talk about themselves, but the state, the society, is silent. But did we assume that women’s sex is the only marketable factor in keeping our biggest labor market in Saudi Arabia? Or are they marginalized people, we are all poorly acknowledged as poor and powerless people?
The country’s economy is enriched by exporting manpower abroad. The economy depends heavily on Bangladesh’s foreign exchange earnings. But the question is, should the export of manpower overseas have a big impact on our economy, should we keep our women in front of hyenas and keep quiet? The question to the nation – What are the legal rights of women workers who are tortured and stand on a platform to protect themselves, protect their rights, get justice?
The risk of migrants will be reduced if they can take action against brokers who are active in the field of immigration as a whole. Only those who are able to work abroad, able to adapt to an efficient environment should be sent. Not only the government but also at the private level, all have to work together to improve the immigration process qualitatively.
Our workers are playing a vital role in the economic development of the Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia. But the social culture of these countries, there is poisonous breath of life. Many say that women who go to work as workers should give a proper idea about the workplace. You have to prepare yourself for the psychological side. On the other hand, the emphasis should be on enhancing and monitoring the skills of women workers. Women officers should be appointed in the Labor Wing so that women workers can discuss their issues openly. These are all good suggestions. But the reality is different now. We know that the attitude of the Saudis will never change for women, especially women working from poorer countries. So there is no doubt, it is a good idea to stop exporting women workers in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia.
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