PathFinders was delighted to participate in a recent employee engagement initiative together with corporate partner, BNP Paribas. Employees were invited to an in-house screening of The Helper Documentary, followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussed some of the issues facing migrant workers in Hong Kong, some of which were shown in the film, such as maternity rights. Thank you to BNP Paribas for
In partnership with the Philippines Consulate, PathFinders hosted an engaging educational workshop for 60 newly-arrived domestic workers. The workshop covered various aspects of relationships and sensitive socio-cultural topics, including vulnerabilities and conflicts in relationships, self-protection and marital and visa status’. In addition, the participants were provided information on family planning and their maternity rights in Hong Kong. This is one of a series of community education and awareness initiatives
PathFinders’ Access to Justice Programme invites applications for legal internship for summer 2018 to work on matters concerning social justice and human rights. Click here for more information on the internship and how to submit your application.
PathFinders is Seeking a Case Manager to provide crisis intervention to pregnant migrant workers; ̇Diploma or above, RSW ̇Excellent command of spoken and written English. Proficient in Cantonese/ Bahasa Indonesian; ̇Mature, able to work under pressure, passionate in working with migrants/crisis ̇A positive thinker with a can-do attitude, a good team player ̇5-day work week, required to work on 1-2 weekend/month Please visit www.pathfinders.org.hk/public/about/jobs/
PathFinders’ Annual Report is released! 2016 was PathFinders’ busiest year ever – we supported 900 new babies and women. We have now helped over 4,800 of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable people. The babies’ mothers are typically current or former foreign domestic workers and almost 90% of their fathers are in Hong Kong. We could not do our work without significant support. Thank you for
The Macquarie Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group, has selected Kay McArdle, Chief Executive Officer of PathFinders, as the 2016 Hong Kong winner of the David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship. Ms McArdle proposed to understand and to benchmark established, innovative and proven organisations providing access to justice; to learn how most effectively to bridge the gap between the NGO and legal sectors;
The global partnership brings together governments, foundations, the UN, civil society, the academia, the private sector and young people in driving action toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals’ target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children. PathFinders is now part of this significant initiative. Learn more here.
TIME Magazine published an in-depth story about the people PathFinders helps every day – ethnic minority, migrant women and their Hong Kong-born children who barely survive in a legal, health care, welfare and immigration void here in Hong Kong. The piece is called: Living Without an Identity: The ‘Heartbreaking’ Plight of Undocumented Children in Hong Kong. It captures well the situation facing the women
The fabulous Poh Lee Tan has retired as an executive board director of PathFinders and joins our board members emeritus. Poh Lee’s retirement will allow her to focus more on helping the vulnerable elderly through the charity she founded, Mighty Oaks Foundation. PathFinders is grateful to Poh Lee for her steadfast advice and kindness and wishes her well at Mighty Oaks Foundation. Read here
PathFinders are honoured and humbled to receive a prestigious humanitarian certificate from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a ceremony held this week. PathFinders were a nominee of the ‘Hassan Wirajuda Award for Civil Society’, given for protection of Indonesian citizens abroad. The certificate of appreciation represents the steadfast efforts of PathFinders current and former volunteers, staff, board and co-founders to ensure that