Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers In Hong Kong And Media Activism

Agustini, Rosalita (2016) Female Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers In Hong Kong And Media Activism. In: Indonesia Yang Berkeadilan Sosial Tanpa Diskriminasi, 19 Oktober 2016, UTCC.

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Hong Kong is listed as one of the most popular countries for Indonesian domestic migrant workers (IMDWs). Currently, there are more than 150,000 IMDWs in Hong Kong, and more than 95 per cent of them are women. Most of them are working as live-in maids. IMDWs are routinely secluded in the employers’ households and may only have one rest day to partake in activities outside their workplace. This research will contribute to a greater understanding of the social and political conditions encountered by Indonesian Women domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong. My work examines literatures that discussed the IMDWs’ activities, which are related to media activism. I explore further by using my previous research on how IMDWs in Hong Kong use media and communication technologies to overcome labour problems, human rights violations, and keep the connection with the homeland, despite their remote and secluded condition in the workplace. Also of significance is the formation and roles of IMDW groups and organisations in Hong Kong in supporting migrant activism. This writingcorrelates in detail about the opportunity for media activism to serve in advocacy movements for the IMDWs, as well as engaging in a sense of community. The remote conditions of IMDWs are not a barrier for them to be actively involved in migrant movements to help improve their living and working conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): FISIP201601-10.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indonesian domestic migrant workers
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 330-339 Economics (Ilmu Ekonomi) > 331.544 Migrant Workers (Buruh Migran)
300 Social Science > 330-339 Economics (Ilmu Ekonomi) > 331.621598 Indonesian Worker (Pekerja dari Indonesia)
Divisions: Prosiding Seminar > Seminar Nasional FHISIP-UT 2016
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 06:50
URI: http://repository.ut.ac.id/id/eprint/7991

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