29 February, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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The first batch of participants of the knowledge transfer project entitled “Building an Inclusive Society: Disseminating Rights Awareness to Foreign Domestic Workers in Hong Kong” undertaken by Prof James Rice of the Department of Philosophy held a graduation ceremony at the University on February 21.

The Project is supported by a grant awarded by the University’s Working Group for the KT Project Fund, and was done in partnership with Enrich Hong Kong and the Association of Concerned Migrant Workers. It involved a series of 7 seminars and workshops which were held from September to December 2015.

The project served as an outreach to overseas domestic workers in Hong Kong to offer them pertinent information on the law, and has involved a series of seminars on topics including the hiring process, migrant workers and understanding their rights and duties under the criminal law, health and wellness, strategies to prevent sexual harassment, navigating labour law, as well as good money management and the problem of debt traps.  An app called “MyLaw411” was also launched in December last year and available for free download to provide users with legal information pertaining to a wide range of issues, all of which are highly relevant to overseas domestic workers living in Hong Kong.