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Pregnant in Hong Kong: 10 Things You Need to Know

Article provided by PathFinders The new year is the perfect time to make resolutions and plans for the year(s) ahead! If you are planning to be pregnant during your employment contract in Hong Kong, you should know your maternity rights and understand the effect of this important decision on you and your child. Your decision to have a child could have a significant impact on your employer’s household too. It ...

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Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy: Abstinence and/or Contraceptive Methods

By PathFinders When you are in a relationship, it’s important to have open and honest conversations about relationship issues with your partner - including sex. Both of you need to make decisions about sexual intimacy together. Even though it may be awkward or embarrassing to speak about it at first, it’s actually one of the best ways to maintain a happy and healthy relationship.  Partners need to continually talk about each other’s ...

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4 Common Domestic Helper Problems and How to Overcome Them

Issues can sometimes arise and complicate your relationship with your domestic helper. If they have not promptly been dealt with, they can end up deteriorating your relationship with your domestic helper. Here are some of the most common problems you can face and a few tips to overcome them. Problem 1: You are not satisfied with your domestic helper’s work There might be various reasons why you are not satisfied with your ...

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3 Strategies To Make Long-Distance Family Communication Work

By PathFinders People are getting increasingly mobile. For many of us, it means we are farther apart than ever from our loved ones. Communication is key for any relationship, whether you are living together or living far apart. While technology presents us with an opportunity to be connected even when there are geographical challenges,  there are things to consider about long-distance family communication. The challenge is not only about how to ...

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3 Essential Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals

By PathFinders A number of people, including foreign domestic workers, came to Hong Kong with the hope that their lives and that of their family members will significantly improve. Beyond simply earning an income, many have larger dreams and bigger goals.  Something to Think About…What about you? Why have you decided to come to Hong Kong? What are your goals and life plans? Is it to purchase a piece of land or to ...

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Top 3 Love and Relationship Tips for Smart Women

Top 3 Love and Relationship Tips for Women

Article provided by PathFinders It’s February - commonly known as the month of love and romance. Whether you are in a relationship, or seeking one, do you know what a healthy relationship looks like? Being showered with attention and affection by someone you just met is both flattering and exciting. But have you really taken the time to get to know him before taking the relationship to the next level? Online dating ...

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Bringing Assistance to Abused Domestic Helpers

Any search about domestic helper abuse in Hong Kong will send you down a scary rabbit hole. Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) abuse is widespread. In the past few years, several cases of mistreatment and abuse have shed light on those inhumane practices that (still) take place behind closed doors. Shockingly, those practices are by no means isolated incidents; however, the majority of cases go unreported – FDWs are not allowed ...

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Pregnancy Rights of your Helper in Hong Kong

As any employee in Hong Kong, your domestic worker is entitled to pregnancy rights and maternity leave. You as the employer cannot infringe upon your worker’s reproductive rights. Therefore, this article will tell you about your helper’s maternity leave, contraceptive injection and how you can start a conversation about pregnancy with your helper. Maternity Leave Your helper is entitled to a 10-week paid maternity leave if (if not, the entitlement to maternity ...

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‘The Helper’ Premiere

The HelperChoice team was at the premiere of the documentary The Helper at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong on 14 May 2017. The documentary was framed in Hong Kong and features beautiful scenes shot in the Philippines and Nepal. Have you ever wondered what the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ is? Well, The Helper is all about that (but also so much more). There are more than 350,000 domestic workers – ...

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Travelling During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has never stopped anyone from travelling. However, when you are considering flying while pregnant certain precautions must be taken. Whether you are flying from Hong Kong to Bali or to a more remote getaway location such as London for your next holidays or babymoon, you should consider a few things before booking your flight tickets. First things first, no matter how far along you are in your pregnancy it is ...

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