In celebration of International Women’s Day and women’s empowerment, join us on the 7th or 10th of March for a special screening of “The Helper”, a moving documentary that poignantly showcases the sacrifices and triumphs of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.
This is a film about female empowerment, shining a spotlight on the lives and the determination of women who make the difficult decision to leave their families and home countries behind in search of work and a brighter future. You can watch the trailer here.
Screening and panel discussion on 7 March 2019 at 7pm, Facebook Asia-Pacific office
Organised in partnership with Facebook, Macquarie and Prudential, the screening will be followed by a short panel discussion to reflect on the issues raised and the part we all can play to further support foreign domestic workers.
After the screening, we will be joined by three panellists with wide ranging experience, in a short discussion on the issues raised. Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul of Yale NUS College is an international migration scholar with a research focus on migration to, from and within Asia. Ms Jacqueline Loh, is CEO of Aidha, award-winning charity working to empower and support FDWs to achieve economic independence through financial education and sustainable wealth creation. Ms Mayrhose Coronado is an Aidha alumni, prize winning photographer and domestic helper who moved to Singapore about 8 years ago from the Philippines.
This event is free, however we encourage guests to make a donation to Aidha. The donations raised for this event will be generously matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation and will also qualify for a 250% tax deduction for Singapore tax residents.
Our thanks to Facebook for providing a wonderful screening venue and to Macquarie and Prudential for sponsoring the refreshments.
Venue: Facebook Asia-Pacific Office
9 Straits View
26th Floor, Marina One West Tower – Singapore
Date & time: Thursday 7 March
Registration and refreshments: 6.15pm. Screening starts promptly at 7pm.
Screening followed by a mini photography and poetry showcase on 10 March 2019 at 2.15pm, Malay Heritage Center.
In line with our International Women’s Day theme #StrongerTogether, we would like to invite you to watch the documentary and get to know the lives of the women who work as domestic workers in Hong Kong. Afterwards, featured photographers from Unspoken Life Photography Exhibition and poets featured in the book, Call and Response will present a series of works produced with their mentors specifically for IWD.
You can also register via email at [email protected] or WhatsApp +65 9118 0854. Include your name, mobile number and work permit number. Pre-Registration is required as seats are limited.
Venue: Malay Heritage Centre
85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Date & time: Sunday 10 March
Registration: 1.30pm. Screening starts promptly at 2.15pm.
Admission: Open to all. FREE for all FDWs and Work Permit holders
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