Many of Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers face low wages, poor accommodation and – oftentimes – abuse and debt bondage. With families to support back home, some are forced to make tough choices.

Chermaine Lee speaks to ‘Ruby’ – a Filipino expatriate who chose to leave her job as a domestic worker to take up work in the city’s red light district in order to support her family.

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Chermaine Lee

Chermaine Lee is currently studying Journalism at the University of Hong Kong as a masters student, after working at a yacht magazine, Asia-Pacific Boating. She is interested in social issues, art and culture, and environmental. She also writes for the Hong Kong Arts Centre's Cultural Masseur Webzine.