International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


A Development Model Toward Social-Protection Policies for the Indonesian Women Migrant Contract Workers as Domestic Workers in Hong Kong
      Hesti R.Wijaya, Keppi Sukesi, Henny Rosalinda
Abstract: A social protection policy model is engineered for the Indonesian women workers migrating internationally for employment as house-maids in Hong Kong. At the work place, various kind of problems have been encountered. However, regardless vulnerabilities they faced, and the fact that their number is the highest among other migrant workers as such from other countries, hardly any social protection from the country of origin is available. Officially the protection policy of the Indonesian-government is supposedly provided by Law No. 39/2004 regarding placement and protection.However, most of its content is directed almost solely to placement issues. This research is aimed at a social protection model for the Indonesian migrant workers at the work-place, using research methodology for Women’s Studies with feminist perspective. It is a qualitative study, based on grounded issues faced by the migrant women in Hong Kong, participatory, and it is action-oriented one. The findings indicate that in the work-place, the problems experienced by the women domestic-helpers have been ongoing at a wide range. To mention several are the impact of the authoritarian agents with respect to placement and objectification on women migrant workers, superior - inferior employer-employee relationship resulted in abusive violence against women workers, exploitation, sexual harassment, unilateral contract breaking by employers, unpaid labor and underpayment.

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Hesti R.Wijaya, Keppi Sukesi, Henny Rosalinda (2018); A Development Model Toward Social-Protection Policies for the Indonesian Women Migrant Contract Workers as Domestic Workers in Hong Kong; Int J Sci Res Publ 5(5) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0515.php?rp=P414083
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