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26 Mar 2024


Bangladesh: Study reveals significant gender pay gap in apparel sector

"Study reveals 30% gender pay gap in Bangladesh RMG sector", 26 March 2024

A recent study report highlighted significant gender pay disparities in Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) factories, with men enjoying a wage advantage of up to 30 per cent over women for base wages.

The study, titled ‘Gender pay gaps in global supply chains: findings from workplaces in Bangladesh, Colombia, Morocco, Thailand and Turkey,’ unveiled varying degrees of gender pay gaps across different countries and sectors.

In Bangladesh, RMG factories exhibited the largest gender pay gaps, ranging from 22 per cent to 30 per cent for base wages.


The report underscored women in Bangladesh and Turkey, as well as on Moroccan firms, frequently earned less than their male counterparts for comparable work. Factors contributing to this gap include men negotiating higher base wages and potentially switching factories for better pay, particularly in times of skilled labour shortages.