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


Monday 20 March 2023 at 2:00 - 5:30 pm (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
HKUST Business Central, 15/F, Hong Kong Club Building, near Central MTR (Exit J)

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, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Attendance is by invitation only. 

This event is organized by HKUST Center for Economic Policy and supported by HKUST IEMS. Further updates and more details about the event can be found here



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