[Respect Our Rights Campaign] Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion and Photovoice Exhibition

The screening of our first documentary for the “RESPECT OUR RIGHTS” campaign was recently held earlier last month on the 5th February at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. The documentary was collaboratively produced with 27 foreign domestic workers who shared their stories during their terms of employment here in Singapore. The aim of this documentary is to raise awareness on the various issues and challenges experienced by these workers.

A panel discussion followed after the screening which consists of:
Mr Jolovan Wham – Executive Director of H.O.M.E.
Ms Celine Dermine – Legal Consultant for H.O.M.E.
Prof. Mohan Dutta – Head of CNM & Director of CARE
Ms Juvy Lavarias – Ex Domestic Worker & Advisory Board participant

A Photovoice exhibition was also held outside the venue to showcase the photographs that were taken by a group of foreign domestic workers. This participatory image-making workshops have given them opportunities to represent themselves and empowering them through visual literacy and image-gathering skills. These photos were also aimed to raise public awareness about their plight working here in Singapore.

Stories of Labour – Celebrating May Day

“Stories of Labour” recognises the need for the narratives of the workers to be told as these spaces of articulation are increasingly limited, especially within the context of the various projects that has been done in CARE. Attendees shared their experiences from their fieldwork and discussed about the notion of “labour” and the relationships of work are organised.