Malaysia is under the US State Department’s human trafficing watch list for poor treatment of migrant workers. The Human Rights Watch has found that the Malaysian Police often refuses to investigate trafficking offences. In 2010, the acquittal rate of alleged offenders was 68%, mainly due to poor judicial training on human trafficking.
Apart from defending domestic workers rights, public awareness remains a priority for Tenaganita. To support their ongoing efforts, a series of installations were used to show the reality of domestic worker abuse.
The vicious cycle of labour abuse: A life-sized clock demonstrated the working conditions most migrant workers endure.
A guide to recognising migrant worker rights: A life-sized model was mounted onto an automatic cleaning robot. The message was symbolic; maids aren’t machines.
Exposing the reality of modern day slavery: Quotes from victims were printed onto t-shirts and displayed. Scanning the QR codes allowed people to see life from the other side.
Educational posters: Supporting the other displays were posters that reminded employers to know their responsibilities and the consequences of commiting an offence under trafficking laws.
Domestic Workers, Not Slaves
Domestic Worker Abuse Awareness
Ean-Hwa Huang, Szu-Hung Lee
Ean-Hwa Huang, Jerome Ooi, Jennifer Wee, Keane Low
Jennifer Wee, Keane Low
Ho Ming Yeo
Bridget Hong, Jimmy Ong
Magnacolor K.O.L Sdn Bhd
Passion Pictures Sdn Bhd
Production House Producer
AddAudio Ex Sdn Bhd
Glassfin Sdn Bhd