Gulfam Tasnim


Leadership and Organisational Governance (2023 cohort)

My research focuses on social reproduction theory, global value chains and the gendered experiences of women garment workers. My PhD project will explore the impact that the provision of childcare has on women garment workers in Bangladesh. The research will specifically examine the impact of childcare provision enabled by TRAID, a UK charity that has, since 2013, funded and worked with partners Nagorik Uddyog and ChildHope UK to run two day-care centres and two drop-in centres in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the children of garment workers.

I completed my BSS programme in Economics at the University of Dhaka and MA in Development and Labour Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in India. My motivation for undertaking the PhD project has been shaped by my experience. I worked for several NGOs and successfully completed collaborative projects which aimed to accelerate gender equity and women’s rights in Bangladesh. Implementing these projects developed my passion for researching gendered experiences of women.