“Outstanding Employers” of Hong Kong 2016 – Launched

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“Outstanding Employers” of Hong Kong 2016 The Outstanding Employer Contest is a contest organized by collaboration between Open Door, interdisciplinary artist Devora Neumark and artist Rowena Yin-Fan Chan as part of a larger project and exhibit called How to Make Space sponsored by APEXART and curated by Rear View (Projects). Launched on June 16, 2016, […]

Walking with Indonesian domestic workers – at last, no more ‘$5 lift’!


In our latest walk through Hong Kong’s “little Java” – the community of Indonesian domestic workers who gather on Sunday in Causeway Bay – we were joined by a student group from the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, led by Dr. Andreas Fulda, as well as Indonesian domestic workers who are also […]

UNIFIL-HK Celebrates Thirty Years of Advocacy

Father Dwight at UNIFIL HK rally

United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) celebrated its 30th anniversary this past Sunday with a march, an ecumenical service and a variety show. The festivities marked an important date in the history of one of Hong Kong’s earliest and most important domestic worker advocacy groups. At 11 a.m. a group of domestic workers carrying placards […]


Photo credit:  Nica Cadingan Tabao-ican


中環的另一風貌 與 空間共融

中環的另一風貌 與 空間共融





Open Door and MFMW tour of Central provides in-depth experience of migrant community

Chatting and snacking with leaders of FDWs

Since the 1980s, countless hundreds and even thousands of Filipina domestic workers have gathered every Sunday to picnic in the parks, sidewalks and streets of Central, Hong Kong – a modern phenomenon perhaps not seen in any other city in the world. They sprawl across cardboard mats purchased at dawn for five dollars; have their […]

The New Life Fellowship Church – for Filipinos, a home away from home

Post-service dinner at New Life Fellowship

In Shek Tong Tsui, the New Life Fellowship Church is as much a centre of worship as it is a thriving community centre. Amid lively events from Wednesday to Sunday, 600-700 attendees and 450-500 bonafide supporters – 99% of whom are domestic workers from the Philippines – remember and celebrate life back home. That has […]

Solidarity dinner for Kartika

Kartika Solidarity Dinner

Kartika Puspitasari’s supporters met on Saturday to show solidarity with the former domestic worker, who is still fighting for compensation nearly three years after her abusers were jailed. Campaigners and concerned members of the public squeezed into the Bethune House Refuge where she was being sheltered, offering food and words of comfort as her civil […]

Migrant domestic workers speak out

Migrant domestic workers talk about their hopes for the future in a collection of interviews by University of Science and Technology students. Working in cooperation with Open Door and Mission For Migrant Workers (MFMW), the students are investigating how these workers are being mistreated on a daily basis. Their interviews uncovered issues ranging from poor […]