Indonesian migrant workers are vulnerable to abuses, exploitation and human trafficking,
/ Female migration for domestic work does not only happen in Hong Kong but also occurs around the globe. There are 11.5 million migrant domestic workers worldwide, who are predominantly women from developing countries, according to a 2015 International Labour Organization report. It is a growing global phenomenon that makes this film relatable to different countries and regions.
/ Migrants contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of societies both in their host and home countries. The money, also known as remittances, that migrants send back home can improve the livelihoods of millions and, in turn, strengthen economies, especially in developing countries. In 2015, the number of international migrants reached 244 million. International migrants sent an estimated $581.6 billion to their families in their home countries in 2015. Out of this amount, developing countries received about $431.6 billion, nearly three times the amount of official development assistance.
/ Domestic workers, largely women, provide invaluable services to families, and make up a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment. Yet, they are among the most vulnerable groups in the workforce and face a number of human and labour rights abuses. Even though women make up 44.3 per cent of the estimated 150 million migrant workers worldwide, they make up a much larger per cent of international migrant domestic workers at 73.4 per cent.
1 in every 25 female wage earners are employed in domestic work globally, and almost every sixth domestic worker in the world is an international migrant.