A domestic worker who moonlights as a photographer and fifteen other artists from seven countries have been shortlisted for the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2014.
The US State Department Trafficking in Person’s Report (TIP), which evaluates the efforts made by governments worldwide to combat human trafficking, has again rated Hong Kong at 'Tier 2'. Hong Kong has held the same rating since 2009.
For one hour yesterday, I was Zaara Schenoude, a 36-year-old factory worker from Syria. My hometown was decimated by the sectarian violence wreaking havoc on my people and I was forced to flee under armed guard and herded with 80 other people to a refugee camp over the border. Apart from my ID card, jewellery and headscarf, I had no belongings, no money and no choice.
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