About the Event

As the pandemic of COVID-19 caused economic crises in many countries all over the world, a large number of  migrant workers from Bangladesh are losing their jobs. During such a crisis, women migrant workers face a higher risk of losing their livelihoods, having their human rights violated and  contracting Coronavirus. This gives rise to the demand of reliable services for women migrants which only the Embassies in host countries can provide. By improving consular services, the Embassies can shape the governance of the migration cycle of female workers during crisis periods and beyond.

In this context, the live webinar ‘Women Migrant Workers in Covid -19 Pandemic: Role of Embassies’ is being organised by Bangladesh Nari Sramik Kendro (BNSK) in association with Institute of Informatics and Development (IID) on Friday July 10, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Bangladesh time).


Sheepa Hafiza

Human Rights Activist


H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen M.P.

Minister, MoFA

Chief Guest

Dr. Ahmed Munirus Saleheen

Secretary, MoEWOE

Special Guest

Nasima Begum ndc

Chairman, NHRC

Guest of Honor

Nahida Sobhan

Ambassador to Jordan

Professor C.R. Abrar

Executive Director, RMMRU

Gerry Fox

Team Leader, PROKAS

Syeed Ahamed


Sumaiya Islam

Executive Director, BNSK

Shoko Ishikawa

Country Representative, UN Women Bangladesh

Mervat Al Jumhawee

Human Rights Activist, Jordan

Igor Bosc

Chief Technical Advisor, ILO

Shariful Hasan

Head of Migration Unit, BRAC

Dr. Bandana Pattanaik

International Coordinator, GAATW

Dr. Syeda Khaleda Muheb

Director, BNSK


  • 11:00am – 11:05am : Introduction

  • 11:05am – 11:10am : Welcome Remarks

  • 11:10am – 11:20am : Keynote present : COVID-19 Pandemics and Women Migrant Workers

  • 11:20am – 11:30am : Keynote present: Role of Embassies – Global perspective

  • 11:30am – 11:40am : Keynote present: Model Consulate

  • 11:40am – 11:50am : Guest of Honor Speech

  • 11:50am – 12:20pm : Panel discussion

  • 12:20pm-12:35pm : Floor Discussion

  • 12:35pm – 12:45pm : Special Guest Speech

  • 12:45pm – 12:55pm : Chief Guest Speech

  • 12:55pm – 1:00pm : Way forward