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QQQQQ: Meet the Activist

With 4 domestic helpers just being arrested for living outside of their employer’s closets, let’s take a look back at my interview with Meredith of HK Helpers

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Meredith McBride is a writer and blogger. In January of this year, she helped launch HK Helpers Campaign, a media blog and advocacy platform calling for an end of domestic worker abuse in Hong Kong.

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Hi Meredith.  Thanks for coming on QQQQQ! What is the HK Helpers Campaign?

Hong Kong Helpers Campaign is a legal and media advocacy platform that aims to amplify the voices of domestic workers and the groups that represent them. At our core, we are a group of volunteers who bring attention to issues facing domestic migrant workers here in Hong Kong.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of equal rights for domestic helpers in Hong Kong?

I honestly think that lack of universal suffrage is a huge hindrance in the peoples’ ability to change outdated policies, including those pertaining to domestic workers. Because Hong Kongers can’t elect their leaders…

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2015 by in Uncategorized.

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