Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles
Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles
Raquel Carvalho
Opinion

Opinion

Raquel Carvalho

How can Hong Kong prevent domestic workers and their babies from going homeless after maternity leave increase?

  • While the extension is good news for the city’s working mothers, it has raised fears that migrant domestic workers 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

Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles
Although Hong Kong’s domestic workers are entitled to maternity rights, the reality they face is not quite straightforward. Photo: Mark Angeles
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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.