F. Human Trafficking in Jordan

November, 10 2010 Share

Campaign: Classic Fashion in Jordan: Sweatshop Conditions, Workers press for change


When Bangladeshi guest workers in Jordan took the lead in exposing that the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement had descended into the trafficking of tens of thousands of foreign guest workers, who were stripped of their passports and held under conditions of indentured servitude, the Jordanian Government's response was to block the entry of any further Bangladeshi workers.  The ban on Bangladeshi workers went for nearly three years.  The Jordanian Government has recently partially lifted the ban, allowing young Bangladeshi women to work in the garment factories, but not men.