Hundreds of domestic workers with Hong Kong locals and expatriate supporters joined the One Billion Rising dance organized by MIGRANTE International and GABRIELA Hong Kong at the Chater Road in Central, Hong Kong. This event was held in solidarity with the One Billion Rising global strike campaign lead by Eve Ensler to put an end to violence against women all over the world.
Migrant organizations and advocates who attended the hearing conducted by the Legislative Council Panel on Manpower on February 27 concerning FDH policies in Hong Kong, urged the HK government to own up to its responsibility with regards to violations of righst and abuses committed against FDHs. Coming on the heels of the case of Erwiana [...]
“The violence towards foreign domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong will continue as long as the Hong Kong government insist on its flawed and anti-migrant policies that promote modern-day slavery.” Thus said Sringatin, spokesperson of the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB) and the Justice for Erwiana and All Migrant Domestic Workers Committee (J4EMDW), in response [...]