Developing informative, empowering and engaging ‘Know Your Rights’ videos to advance and support the rights of migrant mothers and their children
PathFinders ensures that the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong, and their migrant mothers, are respected and protected. Pathfinders’ Access to Justice programme was launched in 2014 to ensure that PathFinders’ women and children have access to legal advice and representation which would otherwise be unavailable or inaccessible to them. The Access to Justice team provides direct client support as well as acting as an intermediary by making case referrals to lawyers and other experts. In addition, the Access to Justice team conducts training for impacted parties on their rights and obligations and engages stakeholders such as government departments, other NGOs and consulates to clarify government policies and procedures. (Please see PathFinders’ website to learn more about the organization.)
Background of the Clinical Partnership
PathFinders has partnered with the Human Rights in Practice course since the 2016/17 academic year. Previous students have worked with PathFinders to develop and implement interactive legal training curriculum and informational material for migrant mothers. In September 2018, we expanded the impact and reach of the legal training sessions by creating multilingual videos which can be accessed by a broader audience, in their own language and at their own convenience.
The aim of this clinical project is to support both the education programme and access to justice programme in providing migrant mothers with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to ensure they and their children have safe and legal futures.