Entries by Danielle Chan

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 […]

23 March 2017

Hong Kong On #MyFreedomDay students all over the world stood up to slavery Date: 15 March 2017 Source: CNN On March 14, students at hundreds of schools, spread across six continents, did something amazing: they came together to form a global community, shining a light on modern-day slavery, including students from the Hong Kong International […]

22 February 2017

Hong Kong [VIDEO] Hong Kong’s vulnerable domestic workers Date: 22 February 2017 Source: CNN Today on CNN – STOP. Project Manager Tina Chan and Social Worker Janice Ma share with The CNN Freedom Project how the situation in Hong Kong makes their work and their clients’ lives difficult. This video also features one of STOP’s […]

25 January 2017

Hong Kong How Hong Kong contributes to China’s human rights law Date: 23 January 2017 Source: South China Morning Post The human trafficking case of ZN reveals Hong Kong’s human rights law is a lot closer to the mainland model than we like to admit. Click here to read the article. The courts and the […]