PRESS RELEASE: A Picture Of Firmness And Determination
11 January 2017
To Editors/ Assignment Editors (Local News/ Court News)
A picture of firmness and determination
The Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW) celebrates the result of the court case of an Indonesian domestic worker against the brother of her former employer who raped her in 2011. After mustering enough courage, she came to the Mission for assistance to seek redress.
The MFMW provided her with the necessary support and protection during the course of the legal battle against the perpetrator of the crime. She was provided shelter at the Bethune House where she underwent a process of healing, peer support and empowerment that solidified her resolve.
In the course of her case, she was a picture of firmness and determination.
Despite all the sexual abuse and degradation of human dignity that she suffered, she proved that victims of abuse and exploitation could confront the situation and stand firm to attain justice.
We celebrate with her and her story will continue to inspire us to pursue our services to those who are in distress alongside our aims to empower foreign domestic workers as individuals and as community, as well as contribute to making Hong Kong a safe place to work and live for all migrant workers.
Press Contact : Ms. Cynthia Tellez, General Manager, MFMW
Telephone : (852) 2522 8264 / 9740 9406