Baby Jane Allas, a Filipino domestic worker who was sacked after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, at an April hearing at the Labour Tribunal in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Abused, fighting for justice: the ordeals of Asia’s migrant domestic workers in 2019

  • Domestic workers are in dire need of protection, with one sacked in Hong Kong after a cancer diagnosis, another caned and force-fed in Singapore, and thousands losing money and children every year.
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Baby Jane Allas, a Filipino domestic worker who was sacked after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, at an April hearing at the Labour Tribunal in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

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.