China: Exploited for profit, failed by governments: Indonesian migrant domestic workers trafficked to Hong Kong: Executive summary

China: Exploited for profit, failed by governments: Indonesian migrant domestic workers trafficked to Hong Kong: Executive summary

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Index Number: ASA 17/041/2013
Date Published: 21 November 2013
Categories: China

Out of 319,325 migrant domestic workers in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR), about half are Indonesian and nearly all are women.2 Indonesians must migrate via recruitment agencies that are registered with their Government. This document summarises a detailed examination of the experiences of Indonesian migrant domestic workers, from their recruitment in Indonesia to their employment in Hong Kong, and documents a series of human and labour rights violations that these workers are subjected to in both territories.


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