Introduction: Accidental pregnancy is a nightmare for domestic workers in Hong Kong. If they become pregnant, it is highly likely that they will lose their jobs. Their children, despite the fact that they are born in Hong Kong, are not granted residency. Fearful of returning home with illegitimate children, many of these distressed women opt to overstay their visas and go into hiding.PathFinders, set up in 2008, is a registered charity that provides the women with professional legal advice, helps them gain access to medical care and offers a safe shelter for mothers and their children. It also assists in local adoptions.
Year of Establishment: 2008
Leading Campaigns: help distressed migrant women (including those who have overstayed their Hong Kong visas) make informed decisions affecting the welfare of them and their children
Service: Women’s right
Region: Hong Kong
Source: PathFinders

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