Entries by Danielle Chan

31 May 2018

Highlight of the Month May was a busy month for us! In addition to participating in public consultation meetings and submitting reports to government and UN bodies, we also took time to raise awareness about human trafficking and our activities. Education is a powerful tool and we recognise the importance of reaching to HK’s youth. […]

30 April 2018

Highlight of the Month We had the delightful opportunity to be one of the co-organizers of International Conference on Combatting Human Trafficking 2018. The Conference brought together over 150 local and international stakeholders to discuss ways to combat human trafficking in HK. The need for a comprehensive law against modern slavery dominated discussions at the […]

30 March 2018

Highlight of the Month Thanks for the invitation from the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General to conduct a victim identification training for their staff on 1st of March. We interacted with 40+ staff and shared with them our encounters on the front-lines. It was a collaborative, informative session that all appreciated greatly.   […]

28 February 2018

Cards Against Trafficking Launch and Exhibition Wrap-Up Our Cards Against Trafficking launch and exhibition was finally over! We would like to express gratitude to every single one of you who attended and helped to make it happened. During the week of exhibition we were glad to meet many of you from all walks of life. […]

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 […]