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MFMW Casework Report 2014 (Published May 2015)

MFMW Casework 2014

Migrant Review (Published December 2014)

– An analysis of HKSAR positions and attitudes of FDW issues and a case for domestic worker legislation
– Working Hours Regulation And the Live-in Rule: A Comparative Policy Analysis for Domestic Work
– Research on Malpractices of Employment Agencies, the adequacy of existing legislation for regulation and avenues for restoring justice
– Research on Physical Abuse of Foreign Domestic Helpers by the Employer
– Tracing Trafficking throughout the Migrant’s Journey
– Recommended Modifications of the Standard Employment Contract to bring the Contract into compliance with the Basic Law and international human rights instruments
– The Myth of Job-hopping: Deconstructing the Claim of Contract Exploitation against Foreign Domestic Helpers
– Social Media Usage within the Migrant Population of Hong Kong: A Quantitative Study
– Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong and their rights to statutory minimum wage

Migrant Review 2014

Migrant Review (Published December 2012)

– Illegal Agency Fees: An Analysis of Related Laws and Administration
– An Evaluation of the Hands-on Conciliation Policy and Practice of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong
– Social Justice: Summer Internship Report
– Research on Migrant Workers’ Rights in Hong Kong

Migrant Review 2012 – FINAL

Statement

OAV Registration Low Turn Out Due to Indifference of Philippine Government
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As 2nd Great Depression ushers in crackdown and attacks, migrants’ struggle builds up
Migrant workers and refugees strengthen movement against crisis
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Solidarity Message to the Family and to the Justice for Jeffrey Reodica Coalition from Migrant Workers and Advocates in Hong Kong (30 July 2006)
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United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Open Letter to Fellow Filipino Migrants in Hong Kong (28 July 2006)
Message from UNIFIL-HK to fellow Filipinos in Hong Kong extolling them for their participation in the organisation’s activities and campaigns, and urging intensifying campaigns to safeguard migrant rights
UNIFIL Open Letter to HK OWFs (.pdf format) (in Filipino language)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Campaign for Migrants’ Rights in Hong Kong (23 July 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-23July06 (.pdf format)

Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) Press Statement on Campaign to Abolish Levy (19 July 2006)
PressStmt-AMCB-19July06 (.pdf format)

Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) Labour Day Statement (1 May 2006)
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United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Labour Day Statement (1 May 2006)
UNIFIL Labour Day Statement 2006 (.pdf format)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Pulse Asia Survey in Commemoration of the Death of Filipina Flor Contemplacion (17 March 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-17March06 (.pdf format)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Campaign to Release Detained Filipino Pro-Poor Law-Maker Rep. Crispin Beltran (12 March 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-12March06 (.pdf format)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Plight of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Lebanon (27 July 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-27July06 (.pdf format)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Philippine Gov’t Attempts to Legitimize GMA’s Proclamation 1017 by Sheer Gimmickry (26 February 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-26Feb06 (.pdf fomat)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement in Solidarity with Victims of Leyte Landslide in the Philippines (18 February 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-18Feb06 (.pdf format)

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) Press Statement on Alleged Rape of Young Filipina by Visiting American GIs in the Philippines (22 January 2006)
PressStmt-UNIFIL-22Jan06 (.pdf format)

Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI) Press Release (21 August 2005)
ATKI calls for urgent actions on wage, employment condition of Indonesian migrants
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Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers (ATKI) Scores Government for Neglect (8 May 2005)
ATKI statement on the case of Indonesian domestic worker Suprihatin’s death under mysterious circumstances
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AMCB to lead thousands of migrants in Mardi Gras, Anti-WTO actions (17 December 2004)
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Analysis

On the Two Opposing Views on the Wage Struggle of Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
A Critique of the Joint Position Paper of the Coalition for Migrants’ Rights and their Allied Groups entitled “Wage Protection for Foreign Domestic Workers in HK!”
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English
Chinese

Policy Recommendations

Filipino Women Migrant Workers’ Summit Hong Kong 2006: Report and Recommendations (2 July 2006)
A milestone in the struggle for migrant workers’ rights, the first FWMW Summit focused on the Philippine situation as well as HKSAR’s migrant worker policies
Download signed submission letters (.pdf format)

Joint Submission: Hong Kong CEDAW Shadow Report 2006
Joint recommendations from Hong Kong migrant domestic worker organizations and institutions to the UN CEDAW Committee regarding the present conditions of migrant domestic worker rights protection under CEDAW in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Migrant Domestic Worker CEDAW Shadow Report 2006 (.pdf format)

Joint Submission: Consultation on Legislation Against Racial Discrimination
Joint petition signed by various migrants organisations submitted to HK gov’t on consultation on legislation against racial discrimination and attached UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN-CERD) General Recommendations
Race Discrimination Bill Submission 2005 (.doc format)

Submission of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) to the HK Executive Council for a wage increase for Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) 2005-2006
AMCB Submission – MAW 2005-2006 (.doc format)

Submission of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) to the HK Executive Council for a wage increase for Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) (17 December 2004)
AMCB_WageSubmission-17Dec04 (.pdf format)
Download accompanying data (compressed ZIP format)

Research Studies

Articles/Presentations

Globalization: Challenges for Transformation
Presented at the Indigenous Women’s Leadership for Transformation (IWALT) Training on Feminist Reading of the Bible and Theologizing, 17-27 April 2006, Crystal Spring Guest House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
IWALT-GLOBALIZATION & Transformation (.pdf format)

The GATS and Migrant Workers’ Rights – Impacts On and Alternatives from Women (13 December 2005)
Panel presentation by Cynthia Caridad R. Abdon for the Ecumenical Women’s Forum on Life-Promoting Trade
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Primers

No to the New Conditions of Stay!
Primer on Hong Kong’s Two-Week Rule and why it should be abolished
New Condition of Stay – 2 Week Rule (.pdf format)

Live-in Policy Research

Live-In Policy increases female FDW’s vulnerability to various types of abuse

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