PRESS RELEASE: Domestic Workers’ Roundtable – April 25, 2015 – register here.
Domestic worker NGOS, lawmaker Emily Lau and the Philippines & Indonesian consulates will come together on Saturday to discuss issues affecting the helper community.
April 25, 2015, 2:00pm – 5:15pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU.
Issues affecting Domestic Migrant Workers have recently come to the fore with various cases that highlight just how serious and complex the circumstances impacting the rights of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong are. As populations age and incomes rise, the demand for domestic workers is increasing. Yet the problems domestic workers face, including predatory and illegal lending practices, abuse by employers, falling prey to human trafficking, and vulnerability to violent crime, as well as cruel and inhumane treatment, persist without satisfactory protection of their interests and rights.
To explore these issues, and particularly what sending and receiving governments can do to address the situation more comprehensively to ensure enhanced protection of domestic workers against exploitative practices and vulnerability to ending up in such situations, the Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Public Interest Law and Advocacy Society (PILAS) are co-sponsoring a one-day structured dialogue.
Whilst the morning session will be closed-door, a limited number of places are available for registration on a first come first serve basis (details below) for members of the public who wish to attend and participate in the following sessions:
Registration for this event is essential and will close at 17:00 on Thursday, April 23.
For enquiries, please email Joyce Fung at email@example.com
** ALL ARE WELCOME **
Registration is open from 16/04/2015 16:00(HKT) to 23/04/2015 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 35. Register here.