This Veteran Foreign Domestic Worker Wants Filipinos To Spend More Wisely

All images by Marisse Caine. “People in the Philippines are like parasites,” says Emelda Cariaga, a veteran foreign domestic worker, while giving her take on their debt situation here. “If you give them more, they will spend more.” After reading our story on the...

In Singapore, Modern Slavery Happens Every Day. And We are All Responsible.

Images: Not Here documentary by EmancipAsia Mary is a foreign domestic worker, whose employers abused her by pouring bleach on her hands and slamming her head against the wall. Eventually, Mary couldn’t take the abuse any longer, and jumped out of her employer’s flat...

MOM: Domestic helpers don’t need permission to borrow from licensed moneylenders, better than illegal loansharks

Back on Oct. 7, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that employers were forbidden from holding on to the salaries of their foreign domestic workers (FDWs), or any other money that belonged to them. Now, MOM also said that FDWs are not required to seek permission...

New clubhouse for foreign domestic workers with counselling services and sports centre

Singapore’s Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) lead complex lives and have to manage their own affairs and happiness as well as the satisfaction of their employers. Being legally entitled to one rest day a week, the FDWs need a place where they can maximize their free...