16 June 2021
On International Domestic Workers Day 2021, Enrich HK and ethical recruitment platform HelperChoice collaborated to shed light on the financial challenges of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, particularly since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. We surveyed 814 migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong; among other significant findings, we learned that 69% have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This report was jointly presented by Enrich and leading global information services company, Experian. It comprehensively examines, for the first time, the economic contribution of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
A year-long impact study of our financial and empowerment education programmes for migrant domestic workers, conducted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Social Work. This was the first external impact evaluation of our work and also the first report on financial literacy focusing on migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. The research was funded by the Investor and Financial Education Council and was published in the International Journal of Social Welfare.
Justice Centre Hong Kong’s report presents the findings of a year-long research project to estimate the scale of forced labour and human trafficking for the purpose of forced labour amongst migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. It is the first study of its kind to provide evidence of the extent of the problem.
Seefar’s research focused on collecting quantitative data to show the prevalence of indicators associated with modern slavery amongst domestic workers. Findings are based on surveys of 4000 respondents in four countries – Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.