The Newsletter 55 Winter 2010

Working girls in Dhaka, between public and private space

Anna Ensing

The participation of girls in the global labour market is lower than that of boys. As a consequence, there is a lack of qualitative data. Anna Ensing studied working girls in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She documented their activities and the related hazards and studied the way working girls themselves perceive their position in society. The research results make clear that working girls live with three disadvantages: they are poor, female and young. These three factors reinforce each other and determine the girls’ position in society.

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