Fighting for Migrant Workers in Hong Kong

Eni Lestari interviewed by Promise Li

  • Eni Lestari
  • Promise Li
Keywords: Immigration, Inequality


The precarious state of migrant workers has become a major area of concern for the contemporary global economy. In Southeast Asian regions in particular, the number of migrant workers has spiked since the 1990s. In the city of Hong Kong, domestic migrant workers, predominantly Filipino and Indonesian women, now make up around a tenth of the total working population. Since the beginning of Southeast Asia's labor diaspora, activists have been fiercely organizing against the rampant exploitation and abuse of migrant workers.