Entries by Danielle Chan

31 January 2018

Hong Kong Abused maid pledges to fight for workers’ rights Date: 15 January 2018 Source: Asia Times After winning a compensation claim against her former employer, Indonesian Erwiana Sulistyaningsih says she will lobby through trade unions for better safeguards for migrant domestic workers. Click here to read the full article. Underage migrant workers pay price […]

28 December 2017

Hong Kong Hong Kong domestic helpers march to demand stronger legal protection against abuse Date: 18 December 2017 Source: South China Morning Post About 50 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday, submitting petitions to several foreign consulates to protest against employment agencies overcharging migrant workers and demand better legal protection from abuse and exploitation. […]

29 November 2017

Hong Kong Hong Kong must act to curb human trafficking Date: 27 November 2017 Source: South China Morning Post The Hong Kong government steadfastly rejects claims the city has become a hub for the trade in human misery of people and drug trafficking. In the case of drugs, major seizures and joint interception operations with […]

27 October 2017

Hong Kong Moms away from home: stories of Hong Kong’s domestic helpers Date: 12 October 2017 Source: Asia Times A new feature-length documentary titled The Helper, which began screening in cinemas in Hong Kong on Thursday, tells the stories of female domestic helpers who left their homes in the Philippines and Indonesia to find work in […]

28 September 2017

Hong Kong Siu Sai Wan on Hong Kong Island labelled worst paying area for domestic helpers amid campaign for wage increase Date: 17 September 2017 Source: South China Morning Post HelperChoice analysed more than 3,000 job adverts posted between January and August, found that employers living in Siu Sai Wan pay HK$4,315 to foreign domestic […]

30 August 2017

Hong Kong Diplomats call for end to illegal work orders for Hong Kong domestic helpers Date: 20 August 2017 Source: South China Morning Post The Indonesian and Filipino consulates in Hong Kong have urged the government to stop employers forcing domestic helpers to work on the mainland, after a 28-year-old Filipino domestic helper who fell […]

28 July 2017

Hong Kong Helper claiming work led to schizophrenia challenges Hong Kong policy requiring maids live with employers Date: 18 July 2017 Source: South China Morning Post A foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong subjected to “seriously alarming” working conditions that led to schizophrenic episodes has lodged a judicial review against the government’s policy requiring maids […]

23 June 2017

Hong Kong Filipino son of Hong Kong domestic worker touches hearts with tribute to her 20 years of hard labour Date: 17 June 2017 Source: South China Morning Post A Filipino son of a Hong Kong foreign domestic worker touched hearts worldwide with his heartfelt tribute to his mother to thank her for 20 years […]

23 May 2017

Hong Kong Slave Husbands of Hong Kong: The Men Who Marry Into Servitude Date: 21 May 2017 Source: South China Morning Post Vulnerable men from India and Pakistan are being tricked into arranged marriages and trafficked to Hong Kong where they work as bonded labourers and indentured servants for their in-laws, too afraid or ashamed […]

21 April 2017

Hong Kong Fake passports fuel child trafficking to Hong Kong, Singapore Date: 19 April 2017 Source: Reuters Exploitative recruitment agencies in Indonesia are believed to have trafficked hundreds of children to Hong Kong, Singapore, and other Asian countries to work as domestic workers by using forged documents and bribing officials, rights groups say. Click here […]