HELPERS – Writer? Translator? Lobbyist? Volunteer for HK Helpers Campaign

HK Helpers Campaign VolunteerA message from our sister site, HK Helpers Campaign.

HK Helpers Campaign is a successful and much-needed platform fighting for the rights of domestic workers in Hong Kong. To continue our work, our multimedia advocacy and legal project needs more hands on deck.

Keeping up momentum

  • Over the past nine months, our campaign has worked with dozens of journalists and media outlets to raise awareness of the challenges domestic workers face.
  • Professional photographers and videographers have linked with us to help shape the debate and shine a more positive light on the local helper community.
  • Our campaign has been featured on CNN and in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, the Guardian, the South China Morning Post and others.
  • Our website is a respected hub for breaking news, research and events information whilst our legal team is assembling cases to challenge the law.
  • We are now hosting support information for the community in six different languages.
  • This summer, we were officially registered as a society and began work on our Chinese website launch.
HK Helpers Campaign 2013-2014

HK Helpers Campaign 2013-2014

Volunteer appeal


BLOG – Creative Hong Kongers Flood Student Strike ‘Snitch’ Hotline With Prank Calls 2

Creative Hong Kongers have been flooding the student ‘snitch’ hotline with prank calls. The hotline number has appeared on local forums and social media with netizens claiming it is for fast food delivery, for iPhone 6 pre-orders or the number for a suicide prevention helpline.

Robert Chow's 'snitch' hotline

via RTHK

Some pranksters have used Android redial apps and forwarding services to ensure the number is constantly engaged, whilst one caller reported a student named ‘Harry Porter’.

Apple Daily reports that some 2000 voice messages were received within first few hours of the number being announced. Chow has since contacted police saying the flood of calls was “more terrifying than ‘white terror'”. 

iPhone 6 Pre-order line

Via Golden Forum

On Monday, the pro-government Alliance for Peace and Democracy set up the hotline to discourage students from ‘breaking the law’, despite the fact that class boycotts are not illegal.


EVENT – ‘Black Cloth March’ for Democracy this Sunday, 3pm

The conveners of Occupy Central, pan-democrats, local civic organisations and regular citizens and volunteers are set to march from Causeway Bay to Central this Sunday in protest of the restrictive model for universal suffrage Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong.

Students across the city have pledged to wear yellow ribbons in school.

Demonstrators have been invited to “to tell the world how Hong Kong people have been betrayed” by wearing black and wearing yellow ribbons for universal suffrage.

“Thirty years ago, the Chinese Central Government promised Hong Kong “one country, two systems” and “high degree of autonomy”. Those promises have never been fulfilled and democracy in Hong Kong is stifled. Students in those days have their hair turned grey already while students today are going on strike and united in their fight for democracy. The whole city is united in its fight for democracy.” – Occupy Central statement.

Occupy Central organisers – Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man – will speak alongside democracy icon Martin Lee at the start of the rally.


NEWS – Pro-Democracy Head Shaving Event: Video/Pictures

Pro-democracy campaigners, including Occupy Central organiser Benny Tai, shaved their heads today in protest of the restrictive model for universal suffrage Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong.

The three convenor of the Occupy Central movement – Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man – took part. As did lawyer Herman Tang, lecturer Shiu Ka-chun, cartoonist Zunzi Wong, performance artist Au Yeung Tung, former lawmaker Tanya Chan and several other pro-democracy activists.


BLOG – ‘Snitch’ Hotline for Striking Students May Breach Privacy Rules 1

Joshua Wong, of student movement Scholarism, has said that his group will consult lawyers to see if Robert Chow’s ‘snitch’ hotline for striking students breaks Hong Kong privacy rules. “If Robert Chow thinks students’ strikes are scary, what he is doing is absolutely horrifying,” Wong said.

Robert Chow 'snitch' hotline.

Video capture via Oriental Daily.

Yesterday, the pro-government Alliance for Peace and Democracy set up the hotline to discourage students from ‘breaking the law’, despite the fact that class boycotts are not illegal. A week-long walk-out is planned by students across the city on September 22nd to protest the restrictive model of universal suffrage set to be imposed on Hong Kong in 2017.

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