2020 Annual Report

Published on: Language: English Type: Annual Reports

2020 was surprising in so many ways, but we would never have expected our work to move even faster after Covid-19 stopped us all from moving. Read ahead to see just what we achieved in 2020:


Hong Kong SAR

  • Successful enforcement of judgement for illegal agency fees. Defendants still had to pay full fees to Yuli8 after they skipped court.
  • First successful appeal in High Court against unfair judgement for worker at the Labour Tribunal.
  • Launch of year-long intensive mentorship programme: FADWU7 x JWB Case Team Training in November 2020.
  • Two successful settlements: one a case of unpaid wages; one a disability discrimination case.


  • Obtaining compensation for Rianna8
  • Online capacity building workshops for frontline workers.
  • Over 60% increase in caseload.
  • Success in evidence collection strategy: Using the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to obtain workers’ contractual documents.


  • Closed first cross-border illegal agency fee case.
  • 2 new partnerships: Kami Indramayu and Fatayat NU Jawa Timur.
  • Building capacity in a pandemic: online trainings for frontline workers.
  • First national public discussion with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NGO partners on women migrant workers’ rights.
  • National awareness raising campaign, the Believe Campaign.