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“Outstanding Employers” of Hong Kong 2016 – Launched

“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, […]


Today is June 16 – International Domestic Workers’ Day!

Today is June 16 – International Domestic Workers’ Day! Did you know there are nearly 350,000 migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong? Without them, our society and our families could not function. This year, to mark the day, we are launching an Outstanding Employer Contest, together with artists Devora Neumark and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan! We […]


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 […]

Doris Lee at AMCB rally

Open Door statement on migrant domestic worker wage review

Since 2009, our group has been of the opinion that Hong Kong should be a fair place to work for all workers who are contributing to the economy, including live-in domestic workers. In 2009, we agreed with the proposal of domestic worker organizations like AMCB which rejected excluding domestic workers from the statutory minimum wage. […]

Father Dwight at UNIFIL HK rally

UNIFIL-HK Celebrates Thirty Years of Advocacy

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





Chatting and snacking with leaders of FDWs

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

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 […]

Post-service dinner at New Life Fellowship

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

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 […]