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KE Projects 2014-15

Knowledge Exchange (KE), together with Teaching and Research, form the three pillars that underpin all the activities of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). To advocate and support knowledge exchange activities, the University provides KE project funding/grant for its staff and students to undertake projects that enable them to utilise their expertise to create positive impact on the society.

知識交流與教學及研究,構成香港大學(港大)所有活動的三大支柱。為提倡及支持知識交流活動,港大為師生的知識交流項目提供撥款或津貼,鼓勵他們利用專業知識,開展能為社會帶來積極影響的項目。

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Migrant Worker Advancement Project

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Photo credit: Mr. David BISHOP

Project Co-ordinator: Mr. David BISHOP
Collaboration partners:  Fair Employment Agency, Enrich HK, Justice Centre, Helpers for Domestic Helpers, Pathfinders, Amnesty International, Christian Action, the HK Helpers Campaign, Sow Asia

 

 

Project objectives: This project focused on the advancement of migrant worker rights in Hong Kong and beyond. The team has partnered with several external organizations to establish commercial and legal solutions to longstanding problems facing migrant laborers. This project has been awarded the Faculty KE Award.

Project outcomes: Project participants were able to help the Fair Employment Agency, non-profit making in nature, become established and help migrant workers find employers in an ethical and transparent way. FEA has already successfully placed more than 600 domestic workers. For more information, you can visit FEA’s website: http://www.fairagency.org/

The Domestic Worker Roundtable was held in April 2015 to discuss migrant labor issues in Hong Kong. Participants include members from 10 different governments, International Labor Organization, International Organization for Migration, migrant labor NGOs in Hong Kong, and representatives from academia and several international law firms.

The team is currently putting together research concerning unequal access to justice for migrant laborers through the Hong Kong court systems.

                                                                 
                                                                      

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