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Access to health for Asian Migrant Women

June 25, 2010

By pwrdf

Migrant workers in Hong Kong face discrimination, marginalization, and greater risk of HIV infection due to their socio-cultural, economic, and political conditions.  Over 225,000 Asian migrant workers reside in Hong Kong, mostly Filipinos and Indonesians.  Many do not have access to health services.

St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Hong Kong has been working for 15 years to provide reproductive health programs for Asian migrant workers.

Over the last 8 years PWRDF has partnered with St. John’s.  In that time, thousands of migrant women have been able to attend health talks, consult with health care professionals, receive pamphlets about AIDS, and participate in the annual AIDS Festival.  One Indonesian participant said, “I hope that the health talks will continue to be held because the migrant workers in HK like us know very little about health issues and health diseases.”   In addition, the HIV Education Centre is active in advocating for the rights of migrant workers.

Your donation to PWRDF can help provide migrant women working in Hong Kong with information and health care to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.