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BLOG – Hong Kong Gives Care to Caregivers

Among the professionals who went to work this Sunday were counsellors, chiropractors, Taekwondo instructors, and a dentist. But they did not go to their offices. Instead they set up shop beneath tents on Chater Road, offering their services for free to domestic workers enjoying their day off

They were there as part of “Give Care to Caregivers Day,” organised by the Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW) and held three to four times a year. Started in 2011, the event is designed as a way for the people of Hong Kong to show appreciation for domestic workers and the work they perform.

EVENT – This Sunday: “We Are Family” HK Domestic Worker Music Video Shoot

For Good is shooting a fun dance/lip sync music video to Sister Sledge’s classic track “We Are Family” to show their love and support for Community Health Day for Migrant Workers in Hong Kong!

Let your inner diva out, come down for 15 minutes and make your all-star appearance! All are welcome. 


Simply turn up with your friends this Sunday at 3pm at St. John’s Cathedral in Central.

EVENT – ‘The Vagina Monologues’ – in support of HK Helpers Campaign

We are very pleased and proud to announce that all ticket proceeds from this year’s V-Day performance of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ will go directly to HK Helpers Campaign. Thank you to the producers, actresses and crew for volunteering their time for this event.

Performances will be held between February 11th and 14th at 8pm each night at the Premium Sofa Club, 212-216 Wing Lok Street (West Side) Basement, Fui Nam Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [Map].

Tickets available now online for HK$200 (or $250 on the door). All proceeds will go to support HK Helpers Campaign’s three, simple, winnable campaign points.

EVENTS – SAR Philharmonic Orchestra Fundraiser for Pathfinders on June 23rd

The SAR Philharmonic is playing for free a one-night charity concert for PathFinders (websiteFacebookdonate) on June 23rd. Pathfinders helps migrant children born in crisis in Hong Kong – most clients are former domestic helpers. The children are amongst the poorest and most needy in the city and Pathfinders helps the babies and kids by helping the mothers.

Seats cost HK$500 – it will be held at the Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Centre, HKU at 7pm, June 23rd. Facebook event.

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A recent story from Pathfinders…

PRESS RELEASE: LegCo Meeting on Domestic Helper Rules, Following Torture Case

LEGCO MEETING this THURS: Gov’t meeting on Domestic Workers & Agency Rules

The HK govt’s Legislative Council Panel on Manpower  will hold a committee meeting on Thursday to discuss: “Policies relating to foreign domestic helpers and regulation of employment agencies” on 27th Feb, 14:30-17:30, Conference Room 2 of LegCo complex. Agenda.

HK Helpers Campaign has made a submission. Barrister-at-law and legal advisor to the Campaign, Rob Connelly, has also made a separate submission…

Over 50 groups will attend this meeting, highlighting the importance of this issue for the people of Hong Kong. A number of these groups such as Amnesty International, Helpers for Domestic Helpers (HDH), the Civic Party and others are supportive of an improvement in rules for domestic workers, while others are not, such as the Liberal Party and the Hong Kong Employment Agencies Association Ltd.

EVENT – Protest Tomorrow, Noon, at Labour Department

An announcement below from the Justice for Erwiana Committee. Visit the Erwiana Justice Centre to donate directly to her.

Justice for Erwiana


Dear friends,

The case of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is the latest exposed case of abuse and violence against migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong that should urge the Hong Kong government to make a thorough review on its policies that put the likes of Erwiana in a condition vulnerable to violation of their rights and dignity as a woman, worker and as a human being.
Hong Kong Labour Department plays a big role in defining the labour condition of migrant workers aside from regulating recruitment agencies and their practices.
It was very unfortunate that despite the gravity of Erwiana’s case, Labour Secretary Matthew Cheung publicly stated that the mandatory live-in employment arrangement – a policy that put MDWs vulnerable to abuses – is here to stay. This statement does not help at all in improving the condition of MDWs in Hong Kong that will mitigate the possibility of more women experiencing the horrors of Erwiana and other forms of violence.