Raquel Carvalho

Hong Kong

Raquel Carvalho

Asia Correspondent

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.

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As I see it | New UN Women chief should push for further gender equality in Asia

Education for women and girls, Covid-19 relief and migrant rights should be top priorities for incoming executive director Sima Sami Bahous.

Education for women and girls, Covid-19 relief and migrant rights should be top priorities for incoming executive director Sima Sami Bahous.

New UN Women chief should push for further gender equality in Asia
15 Oct 2021 - 9:00AM
Hong Kong asylum-seeker family who housed Edward Snowden embrace new life as Canadian permanent residents

Sri Lankan family who had sheltered US whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong landed in Canada as privately sponsored refugees

Sri Lankan family who had sheltered US whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong landed in Canada as privately sponsored refugees

Hong Kong asylum-seeker family who housed Edward Snowden embrace new life as Canadian permanent residents
29 Sep 2021 - 7:18PM
From non-consensual porn to sextortion: exposing image-based abuse in Asia
24 Sep 2021 - 1:14PM
Hunger and debt: hit by Covid-19, farmers in the Philippines hope their children follow a different path

Some are migrants who lost their jobs overseas and returned home to become farmers, others are families who never left their land. Many fear hunger, while falling into debt.

Some are migrants who lost their jobs overseas and returned home to become farmers, others are families who never left their land. Many fear hunger, while falling into debt.

Hunger and debt: hit by Covid-19, farmers in the Philippines hope their children follow a different path
19 Sep 2021 - 5:14PM
As I see it | Britain’s plan to punish migrants shows it learned nothing from Vietnamese truck deaths

Advocates warn that a ‘draconian’ new migration law and stricter border policies will only put vulnerable trafficking victims further at risk.

Advocates warn that a ‘draconian’ new migration law and stricter border policies will only put vulnerable trafficking victims further at risk.

Britain’s plan to punish migrants shows it learned nothing from Vietnamese truck deaths
3 Sep 2021 - 3:15PM
Sustainability in vogue: new documentary looks at three Hongkongers changing the fashion industry

Joanna Bowers’ ‘reFashioned’ examines the environmental damage caused by fast fashion, and explores how technology and innovation can drive change.

Joanna Bowers’ ‘reFashioned’ examines the environmental damage caused by fast fashion, and explores how technology and innovation can drive change.

Sustainability in vogue: new documentary looks at three Hongkongers changing the fashion industry
29 Aug 2021 - 9:24PM
As I see it | Can Hong Kong find a win-win solution for its asylum seekers?

Hong Kong should ease rules that prevent asylum seekers working or volunteering, and instead allow members of this vulnerable community to become assets.

Hong Kong should ease rules that prevent asylum seekers working or volunteering, and instead allow members of this vulnerable community to become assets.

Can Hong Kong find a win-win solution for its asylum seekers?
23 Jul 2021 - 9:00AM
A Chinese woman found a video of herself on Pornhub. Her new app aims to help survivors of image-based abuse

The woman came close to taking her own life after learning about the non-consensual footage. Now she hopes her app, Alecto AI, will help others find their images online – the first step to getting them removed.

The woman came close to taking her own life after learning about the non-consensual footage. Now she hopes her app, Alecto AI, will help others find their images online – the first step to getting them removed.

A Chinese woman found a video of herself on Pornhub. Her new app aims to help survivors of image-based abuse
18 Jul 2021 - 7:18PM
As I see it | It’s exploitation, it’s abuse – but when will online sexual violence against women and children be taken seriously?

A wider conversation about consent needs to take place, while tech companies must be held to account and law enforcement officers should receive further training.

A wider conversation about consent needs to take place, while tech companies must be held to account and law enforcement officers should receive further training.

It’s exploitation, it’s abuse – but when will online sexual violence against women and children be taken seriously?
21 Jun 2021 - 10:55AM
For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death

Sextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies, while ill-equipped authorities are struggling to keep up with swiftly evolving technology.

Sextortion syndicates in Asia and Africa are raking in millions from targets in places such as Britain, enabled by wire-transfer services and cryptocurrencies, while ill-equipped authorities are struggling to keep up with swiftly evolving technology.

For lust and money: when online sexual encounters end in despair and death
22 Jun 2021 - 12:38PM
Abuse and anger: inside the online groups spreading stolen, sexual images of women and children

Hundreds of posts on Telegram and other apps show non-consensual content being shared and even sold, while advocates and survivors say too little is being done to stop it. As similar groups proliferate in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, some women – and a few men – have decided to take action.

Hundreds of posts on Telegram and other apps show non-consensual content being shared and even sold, while advocates and survivors say too little is being done to stop it. As similar groups proliferate in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, some women – and a few men – have decided to take action.

Abuse and anger: inside the online groups spreading stolen, sexual images of women and children
13 Sep 2021 - 1:23PM
Porn, privacy, and pain: how image-based abuse tears women’s lives apart

Cases of women threatened with the release of their intimate photos or videos have increased in recent years, peaking during the Covid-19 pandemic, with survivors in places such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia struggling to have such content removed from online platforms.

Cases of women threatened with the release of their intimate photos or videos have increased in recent years, peaking during the Covid-19 pandemic, with survivors in places such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia struggling to have such content removed from online platforms.

Porn, privacy, and pain: how image-based abuse tears women’s lives apart
22 Jun 2021 - 12:36PM
As I see it | Hong Kong’s domestic workers are everyday heroes. Don’t treat them like second-class citizens

Advocates plan to hold a Helper Appreciation Day on May 30 and it couldn’t come at a better time. The city’s domestic workers have long face discrimination, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

Advocates plan to hold a Helper Appreciation Day on May 30 and it couldn’t come at a better time. The city’s domestic workers have long face discrimination, and the pandemic has only made things worse.

Hong Kong’s domestic workers are everyday heroes. Don’t treat them like second-class citizens
21 May 2021 - 9:52AM
‘The Price of Justice’ highlights legal hurdles Hong Kong’s domestic workers face in new documentary

The feature-length documentary, set to premiere on April 14 at the University of Hong Kong, focuses on the plight of four Filipino women, including the late Baby Jane Allas.

The feature-length documentary, set to premiere on April 14 at the University of Hong Kong, focuses on the plight of four Filipino women, including the late Baby Jane Allas.

‘The Price of Justice’ highlights legal hurdles Hong Kong’s domestic workers face in new documentary
12 Apr 2021 - 11:23AM
‘Baby Jane thanked everyone’: sacked Filipino domestic worker dies despite beating cancer, as Hong Kong friend vows to fight her legal case

Baby Jane Allas, who was fired in 2019 in Hong Kong after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, died aged 40, leaving behind five children.

Baby Jane Allas, who was fired in 2019 in Hong Kong after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, died aged 40, leaving behind five children.

‘Baby Jane thanked everyone’: sacked Filipino domestic worker dies despite beating cancer, as Hong Kong friend vows to fight her legal case
1 Apr 2021 - 6:00PM
As I see it | When are Asia’s governments going to step up for women’s rights?

Wealthy cities like Hong Kong should be taking the lead in addressing women’s rights amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wealthy cities like Hong Kong should be taking the lead in addressing women’s rights amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

When are Asia’s governments going to step up for women’s rights?
12 Mar 2021 - 10:05AM
Coronavirus pandemic puts girls from Hong Kong, Britain’s ethnic minorities at greater risk of forced marriage

‘It is very precious to marry a Hong Kong-Pakistani girl.’

‘It is very precious to marry a Hong Kong-Pakistani girl.’

Coronavirus pandemic puts girls from Hong Kong, Britain’s ethnic minorities at greater risk of forced marriage
31 May 2021 - 11:34AM
Hong Kong’s low-income ethnic minority families in Tung Chung given food, relief amid Covid-19 pandemic

More than 100 low-income ethnic minority families in the fast-growing yet underserved Tung Chung area have been offered food and support by a partnership of organisations including the Swire Trust and Zubin Foundation.

More than 100 low-income ethnic minority families in the fast-growing yet underserved Tung Chung area have been offered food and support by a partnership of organisations including the Swire Trust and Zubin Foundation.

Hong Kong’s low-income ethnic minority families in  Tung Chung given food, relief amid Covid-19 pandemic
24 Feb 2021 - 7:20PM
Coronavirus: Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong offers webinar booster for fellow migrants

Rodelia Pedro Villar’s Facebook webinar campaign is intended to help her fellow migrants in Hong Kong who face added challenges amid Covid-19.

Rodelia Pedro Villar’s Facebook webinar campaign is intended to help her fellow migrants in Hong Kong who face added challenges amid Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong offers webinar booster for fellow migrants
14 Feb 2021 - 11:06PM
Hongkongers are still drawn to a new life in Portugal, even with tighter Golden Visa rules

Observers say countries like Portugal offer an alternative for Hong Kong residents who want to leave the city and get access to a post-Brexit Europe, despite stricter rules for the residency programme.

Observers say countries like Portugal offer an alternative for Hong Kong residents who want to leave the city and get access to a post-Brexit Europe, despite stricter rules for the residency programme.

Hongkongers are still drawn to a new life in Portugal, even with tighter Golden Visa rules
6 Feb 2021 - 3:00PM
Opinion | What Jeffrey Andrews’ arrest under the national security law means for ethnic minority groups in Hong Kong

Members of such groups have long been excluded in the city, and leaders such as Andrews are needed to signal that their participation is welcome both socially and politically.

Members of such groups have long been excluded in the city, and leaders such as Andrews are needed to signal that their participation is welcome both socially and politically.

What Jeffrey Andrews’ arrest under the national security law means for ethnic minority groups in Hong Kong
22 Jan 2021 - 9:00AM
Cancer-stricken Filipino domestic worker gets key legal backing from Hong Kong’s equality watchdog

Baby Jane Allas, a domestic worker from the Philippines, lost her job after being diagnosed with cervical cancer and accused her employer of discrimination

Baby Jane Allas, a domestic worker from the Philippines, lost her job after being diagnosed with cervical cancer and accused her employer of discrimination

Cancer-stricken Filipino domestic worker gets key legal backing from Hong Kong’s equality watchdog
17 Jan 2021 - 8:00AM
Hong Kong’s domestic workers from the Philippines yearn for home on Christmas amid Covid-19 isolation

Many also have to cope with sending remittances even as they face increased work stress, anxiety and loneliness in Hong Kong.

Many also have to cope with sending remittances even as they face increased work stress, anxiety and loneliness in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s domestic workers from the Philippines yearn for home on Christmas amid Covid-19 isolation
25 Dec 2020 - 7:40AM
Opinion | How can Hong Kong prevent domestic workers and their babies from going homeless after maternity leave increase?

Experts say Hong Kong needs to roll out practical solutions for employers and raise awareness for these workers’ maternity rights, as they may be left in a more vulnerable situation.

Experts say Hong Kong needs to roll out practical solutions for employers and raise awareness for these workers’ maternity rights, as they may be left in a more vulnerable situation.

How can Hong Kong prevent domestic workers and their babies from going homeless after maternity leave increase?
18 Dec 2020 - 6:00AM
The Hong Kong-born Filipino sisters who ‘didn’t exist’ for 30 years

Dawn and Kaye got by for three decades without attending school, seeing a doctor or holding an identity card or passport.

Dawn and Kaye got by for three decades without attending school, seeing a doctor or holding an identity card or passport.

The Hong Kong-born Filipino sisters who ‘didn’t exist’ for 30 years
18 Dec 2020 - 8:44PM
Coronavirus: Asian women pay the price of pandemic as Covid-19 ravages economies, jobs

Gender equality has taken a big step backwards amid the coronavirus pandemic, with women disproportionately affected by lockdowns, job losses and the poverty that results.

Gender equality has taken a big step backwards amid the coronavirus pandemic, with women disproportionately affected by lockdowns, job losses and the poverty that results.

Coronavirus: Asian women pay the price of pandemic as Covid-19 ravages economies, jobs
18 Dec 2020 - 4:18PM
Legal expert launches Remedy Project to tackle forced labour in Asia’s supply chains

Archana Kotecha’s new initiative is aimed at finding speedier solutions that are accessible to the most vulnerable workers, and developing a toolkit that can be used by companies to respond to employees’ grievances.

Archana Kotecha’s new initiative is aimed at finding speedier solutions that are accessible to the most vulnerable workers, and developing a toolkit that can be used by companies to respond to employees’ grievances.

Legal expert launches Remedy Project to tackle forced labour in Asia’s supply chains
1 Nov 2020 - 8:56AM
As I see it | I write about Hong Kong’s dead domestic workers, and wait for the change that hasn’t come

Better support systems are needed for these vulnerable migrants – who contribute millions to the cities they work in – and their families, writes Raquel Carvalho.

Better support systems are needed for these vulnerable migrants – who contribute millions to the cities they work in – and their families, writes Raquel Carvalho.

I write about Hong Kong’s dead domestic workers, and wait for the change that hasn’t come
23 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM
Slow boat to nowhere: coronavirus leaves exploited fishing crew members stuck on the high seas

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are estimated to be trapped at sea in dire conditions because of travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic. Labour groups have called on governments to help in the repatriations of the crew members, who are often subject to abusive working conditions.

Hundreds of thousands of seafarers are estimated to be trapped at sea in dire conditions because of travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic. Labour groups have called on governments to help in the repatriations of the crew members, who are often subject to abusive working conditions.

Slow boat to nowhere: coronavirus leaves exploited fishing crew members stuck on the high seas
20 Oct 2020 - 3:29PM
Coronavirus: death of Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong underlines stark health care gap amid pandemic

The woman, who recently died of ovarian cancer, had claimed that her employer did not provide her with sufficient support. Advocates say the case highlights the plight of migrant workers who often face pressure from their employers to not seek medical help over fears about Covid-19.

The woman, who recently died of ovarian cancer, had claimed that her employer did not provide her with sufficient support. Advocates say the case highlights the plight of migrant workers who often face pressure from their employers to not seek medical help over fears about Covid-19.

Coronavirus: death of Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong underlines stark health care gap amid pandemic
12 Oct 2020 - 1:11PM