Roundtable meeting on Empowerment and Wellness of Migrant Domestic Workers: Explorations for Cross-sector Collaborations between Field & Academic Experts

Seminar, Lecture, Talk
  • 2023-03-20 ~ 2023-03-20
  • 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Migrant domestic workers (MDWs) contribute to Hong Kong society through their care work, and by enabling labour force participation, mainly of Hong Kong women. Many implicitly assume this is “win-win” and that MDWs’ wages translate into short- and longer-term socio-economic gain for them and their families. However, researchers, NGOs, and practitioners have highlighted the challenges that prevent this happy outcome, and many have made migrant workers’ empowerment and wellness the key pillars of their research, programming, advocacy and policy-making.
This roundtable event aims to bring together representatives from this disparate community both in Hong Kong and in origin countries, to initiate dialogue, build shared understanding, and progress toward future collaboration. It will include researchers, representatives from NGOs and members of government, from Hong Kong, Philippines and Indonesia. 


Name of participating organisations Local/Overseas
Asian Migrants Coordinating Body / Indonesian Migrant Workers Union Local
Asian Migrants Credit Union Local
Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives Philippines
Caritas AMP Local
Diocesan Commission for Pastoral Services to Migrant Workers Local
Dompet Dhuafa Hong Kong Local
Dr. Hakimul Ikhwan, Center of Population and Policy Studies, Unversitas Gadjah Mada (CPSSUGM) Indonesia
Dr. Sukhamdi, Center of Population and Policy Studies, Unversitas Gadjah Mada (CPSSUGM) Indonesia
EmpowerU Local
Enrich HK Local
Fair Employment Foundation Local
HelperChoice Local
Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union Local
Infest Indonesia (Jogja)
International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) Local
International Organisation for Migration Local
Migrasia Local
Mission for Migrant Workers Local
Pathfinders HK Local
Peduli Kasih HK Local
Professor Adam Cheung (HKBU) Local
Professor Cheng qijin (CUHK) Local
Professor Eric Fong (HKU, Sociology) Local
Professor Hans Lagegaard (Poly U) Local
Professor Louis Waruwu (HKBU) Local
TCK Learning Center for Migrant Workers Local
The Bethune House Migrant Women's Refuge Local
The Indonesian Consulate in Hong Kong Local
The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) Philippines
The Philippines Consulate in Hong Kong Local
Uplifters Local

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