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Portraits of women working at rice mills - Chittagong

Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
01/06
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Shaheda Begum, 45, works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
02/06
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Anufa Begum, 57, works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
03/06
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Hasina Begum, 36, works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
04/06
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A woman, unidentifieid, works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
05/06
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Nilufa Begum works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
06/06
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Ayesha Begum, 60, works at a rice mill in Chaktai in Chittagong.
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong
  • Portraits of women working at rice mills  Chittagong

Many women work 14 hours in the rice mills on a daily basis, receiving a single lunch break and being payed 80-100 taka per day, equivalent to just over USD$1 to USD$1.20. The conditions are dusty and can lead to health issues.

There are many children and women who works in the rice mills from 8 a.m. in the morning till 10 p.m. in the evening on a daily basis for 80-100 taka ($1 to $1.20 dollar) per day. They have no other interval apart from lunch break. The dusty and unhealthy environment causes many types of lung diseases. Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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