Category Archives : Video

VIDEO – HK’s Domestic Workers Star in Kitsch ‘We Are Family’ Music Vid

For Good have brought together NGOs and domestic workers for a kitsch music video extravaganza – a local take on ‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge. Hk Helpers Campaign, Christian Action, Fair Employment Agency, Filreflex, Komadrona, St. John’s HIV Education Centre, The Grace Notes, Unsung Heroes, and dozens of individuals took part on Migrants Health Matters Day earlier this month.

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VIDEO – Hong Kong’s ‘Unsung Heroes’ Choir

In this moving short film, ‘Unsung Heroes’ – a community choir for domestic workers – present their original song, ‘I Wish I Could Kiss You Goodnight’ .

The song expresses the difficulties domestic workers face in being away from their families in order to care for other people’s families abroad…

VIDEO – The HK Domestic Workers Who Are Budding Writers

Whilst one local domestic worker has become a famed street photographer, others are trying their hand at writing. HKU student Peter Sabine has produced a short news piece about domestic workers who are documenting their experiences through writing. Cahaya Qu, a local Indonesian magazine run by Susie Utomo, is serving as a hub for budding writers who want to assist other helpers in putting pen to paper.

Utomo spoke last year at the Hong Kong Literary Festival, as reported by HK Helpers Campaign.

VIDEO – ‘The Coming Out of Filipino Domestic Workers’

A post via HKU JMSC’s Domestic Worker Project, by Stephanie Burnett, Kevin Dharmawan and Thandiwe Moyo.

Domestic helpers in Hong Kong are known for the challenges they face – like having low wages and only one day off a week. But ironically, many Filipino helpers are feeling liberated. That’s because they can be more open about their lesbian partnerships, and they’re coming out to their families back home.

BLOG – Top 10 Most Outrageous Claims, Myths & Demands Heard at Last Week’s Gov’t Meeting

For decades, Joseph Law, his ‘Employer Association’ and helper agencies have been lobbying the Hong Kong government to scrap reforms for domestic workers. Their demands are often met by the government, which has caused pay and conditions to actually worsen for the local helper community. During hearings at government headquarters, these opaque and unaccountable groups offer anecdotal evidence to back up their claims in contrast to the hard statistics cited by helper NGOs and numerous international bodies.

Below are our top 10 most shocking myths, claims and demands made by these groups at last Thursday’s Manpower Panel hearing on domestic workers. You can read more about the meeting, or read the HK Helpers Campaign submission here.


Liberal Party youth committee member Harris Yeung (Facebook) warned that helpers may fall pregnant if allowed to live away from their employers

Accidental pregnancy is a problem not amongst domestic workers, but amongst women in general worldwide. The solution is not to require all female employees to live with their employers. The proper route to prevent unwanted pregnancy is family planning education. Many affordable government social hygiene clinics are closed on Sundays when most helpers take their day off. Children can be conceived just as easily during the day as they can be at night. Further, there is zero evidence that more domestic workers will become pregnant if they have their own home.