HELPERS – HK Maid Community Gather for Global Dance-Off 10


Ahead of the fourth International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees in New York this week, Hong Kong’s migrant community gathered in Central for a globally coordinated dance flash mob…

The UN is set to decide on the fate of 214 million migrants around the world. The ‘High Level Dialogue’ will set policies that enable governments to profit more from the money migrants send home to their families. Millions of migrants and refugees will be excluded from having a say in these negotiations.

“Millions Migrants Mobilising Worldwide (or 3MW) is a global cultural campaign consisting of a choreographed line dance to an original song highlighting the root causes of forced migration and the issues migrants and refugees face everyday, such as family separation, labour exploitation, wage theft, detention, deportation, criminalisation and discrimination.”

Despite the drizzle, Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers and supporters joined the worldwide day of unity – dressed in red – for the dance-off on Chater Road…

“We are doing a flash mob because we believe in our culture of singing and dancing. In Hong Kong, we have strong alliances and strong Filipino migrants organisations… We can mobilise them to pressure the Philippine government.” – Sheila from UNIFIL told Hong Wrong.

Listen to the catchy rallying call below…

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Today’s exclusive feature forms part of a series leading to the launch of a separate ‘HK Helpers Campaign’ on December 1st. A coalition of NGOs and activists are uniting to spark debate and effect change for Foreign Domestic Workers in the city. If you are a fellow blogger or media organisation, our coverage/videos are available for re-syndication free-of-charge, please get in touch.