不同種族家務工就葉劉言論的聲明

轉載自 [草根.行動.媒體]

Joint Statement of GABRIELA Hong Kong, United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK), BAYAN Hong Kong and Macau and the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA)
嘉碧奧娜香港分會(GABRIELA Hong Kong), 菲律賓人聯合會香港分會(United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK)), 菲律賓人民香港及澳門分會(BAYAN Hong Kong and Macau) 以及亞洲移居人士聯盟(Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB-IMA))

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Respect the dignity and rights of migrant women domestic workers
重視女性移民家務工的尊嚴及權利

We, alliances of migrant organisations in Hong Kong, express our indignation over the article written by Mrs. Regina Ip, former Security Bureau chief and now a legislator and member of the Executive Council – on the Ming Pao newspaper that depicted Filipino women domestic workers as sexual predators preying on their male employers.
我們是一群在港的移民組織組成的聯盟,在此表達我們對葉劉淑儀近日於明報發表的一篇文章的憤怒。葉劉淑儀之前曾任保安局局長,而現時是立法會議員及行政會議成員。她在明報發表的文章把菲律賓女性家務工描繪成對男僱主虎視耽耽的色慾捕獵者。

While Mrs. Ip has, since then, tried to explain that it was not her intention to do so, the damage has been done, an unfair picture of Filipino domestic workers has been pictured, and Filipinas in a relationship with expatriates or local men in Hong Kong have been stigmatised.
其後,葉太嘗試開脫說她無意冒犯。但傷害已成,對菲律賓家務工的不公平印象亦已造成了,而菲律賓女性跟外藉及本地男士的關係亦已被負面標籤。

Intentional or not, her statements reek of racism and sexism. Such statements are so unbecoming of a public authority who should be the one leading the promotion of harmony, acceptance, respect of people especially women, and multiculturalism.
無論有意與否,她的言論充滿著種族主義及性別主義的偏見。這種言論對於一個公眾權威來說,極不洽當。她更應帶頭推動人民間的和諧、包容、尊重,尤其是關於女性及多元文化的。

Granting that there may be cases of domestic workers falling into a relationship with their male employer, it is unfair to put the blame on the woman alone and it is derogatory to project them as merely looking for someone to support them financially.
即使存在著家務工跟男僱主發生關係的個案,只責難於家務工並不公允,或把她們看成只是為了獲得金錢支援亦十分貶抑。

It also deprecates the mature, consensual and loving relationships that some women domestic workers have with local males, whether they are expatriates, local Chinese, employers, or not.
這更非難了好些女性家務工跟本地男士的成熟,互有交感,以及愛侶的關係。無論那男士是外藉或本地人士,僱主與否。

We did not misunderstand Mrs. Ip. We know her views on migrant workers and her contrary position on the rights of migrants throughout the years.
我們並無錯誤理解葉太。我們知道她這些年間反對移民工權利上的立場。

But her recent statement is just too much for it insults the dignity of Filipina domestic workers as women and as a people.
但她最近的言論實在太過過份。因這言論侵犯了菲律賓家務工作為女性及作為人的尊嚴。

We demand no less than a public apology from Mrs. Ip to the Filipino migrants and people and to the entire migrant domestic workers community.
我們要求葉太最少亦要就此向菲律賓移工及人民以至所有移民家務工群體作出公開道歉。

Moreover, the Hong Kong government must seriously look at the issues of racism and sexism against migrant domestic workers and take decisive steps in promoting more positive values. Racist, sexist and discriminatory acts must be curbed and policies that set the stage for such unwanted thoughts and acts to flourish must be reformed.
此外,香港政府必須嚴肅地審視,對移民家務工的種族性及性別歧視情況,更需認真推動正面的價值。種族主義,性別主義及歧視性行為必需被抑制。任何助長這種不當思想或行為的政策亦應需改革。

Women migrant domestic workers are integral part Hong Kong’s economic, social and cultural life of Hong Kong. We deserve the respect that must be accorded to workers, women and people in Hong Kong.#
女性移民家務工實在是香港的一份子,對香港的經濟,社會及文化亦有所貢獻。我們應享有香港對工人,女性及人民的尊重。#

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Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB)
亞洲移居人士聯盟
a member of the International Migrants Alliance (IMA)
國際移民聯盟成員
c/o APMM, No. 2 Jordan Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Tel no(s): (852) 3156-2447, 2314-7316
Fax no: (852) 2735-4559
E-mail: amcb.hk@gmail.com

Members:
成員:
Association of Sri Lankans in Hong Kong (ASL-HK)
在港斯里蘭卡人協會
Association of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong (ATKI-HK)
在港印尼移民工協會
Far-East Overseas Nepalese Association – Hong Kong (FEONA-HK)
遠東海外尼泊爾人協會香港分會
Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU-HKCTU)
菲律賓移民工工會
Friends of Thai – Hong Kong (FOT-HK)
泰國之友香港分會
Indonesian Migrants Muslim Alliance (GAMMI)
印尼穆斯林移民工聯盟
Indonesian Migrant Workers’ Union (IMWU)
印尼移民工工會
League of Indonesian Migrant Workers (LiPMI)
印尼移民工聯陣
Overseas Nepali Workers’ Union (ONWU)
海外尼泊爾人工會
Thai Regional Alliance (TRA-HK)
泰國人區域聯盟香港分會
United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK)
菲律賓人聯合會香港分會
United Indonesians Against Overcharging (PILAR)
反對超額徵費印尼移民工聯席
For reference:
聯絡人:

Dolores Balladares-Pelaez
Chairperson
UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK
菲律賓人聯合會香港分會主席
Tel. 9747-2986

Eman Villanueva
Spokesperson, AMCB-IMA
亞洲移居人士聯盟發言人
Chairperson, BAYAN-HKM
菲律賓人民香港及澳門分會主席
Tel. 9758-5935

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