Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 283

Poster - Supporting Migrant Domestic Workers For Business and Social Good

Join panel to explore how businesses can support migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

In commemoration of International Domestic Workers’ Day (16 June), the EOC is partnering with the International Organization of Migration (IOM) to organise a panel discussion titled “Supporting Migrant Domestic Workers: For Business and Social Good” this Thursday (16 June 2022), 4-5pm at theDesk United Centre, 5/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.

Part of the economic backbone of Hong Kong, migrant domestic workers (MDWs) allow many people to participate in the workforce by taking up their caring responsibilities and household chores. The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the indispensable role MDWs play in the city, as hygiene and healthcare assume unprecedented priority. Sadly, they continue to be on the receiving end of prejudice, hostility and sometimes blatant abuse.

How can companies, whose employees are often employers of MDWs, contribute to the creation of a fairer and more just society where MDWs can work free from abuse, discrimination and harassment? How would this benefit businesses in return? What can be done to foster such a mutually rewarding relationship?

Join us on the 16th to hear insights from our distinguished panelists, including: Carmel LAURINO, Head of Group Operations, Fair Employment Foundation; Fiona ROBERTSON, Ethical Recruitment & Employment Focal Point, IOM Hong Kong SAR, China; and Simon HOLLIDAY, Senior Learning & Development Manager – Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills.

The panel will be conducted in English and moderated by Devi NOVIANTI, Equal Opportunities Officer (Ethnic Minorities Unit) at the EOC.

Registration is now open until 14 June 2022.