Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP
Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP
Human rights

How the coronavirus pandemic has propelled modern slavery in Asia’s garment industry

  • According to latest analysis, India and Bangladesh have joined Myanmar and China in the category of ’extreme risk’
  • About 60 million people work in Asia’s garment industry and lower sales have put many jobs at risk. Laid-off workers may turn to exploitative jobs

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Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP
Bangladeshi labourers work in a garment factory in Gazipur. Photo: AFP
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