Foreign domestic workers: The unsung heroes of Hong Kong’s pandemic deserve our respect

Their identity as “foreign domestic worker” is so overriding that their roles as women, mothers, Hong Kong residents and employees are overlooked.  

This is the thought-provoking message I received during a recent panel discussion at the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) from a foreign domestic worker, speaking about the intersectional challenges they face as working women.  

File photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

As the chairperson of the EOC, I am fully aware of the stereotypes, biases, discrimination and harassment this implies. 

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