On 9 March 2023, Elizabeth Tang, General Secretary of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), was arrested by the Chinese National Security Police under allegations of endangering national security.
She remains out on bail until 24 April as the police continue their investigation. Alongside the IDWF, WIEGO is closely following developments in Hong Kong. WIEGO stands in solidarity with Elizabeth, one of the world’s most principled and prominent women trade union leaders and activists.
The IDWF hopes to see a positive resolution of the situation soon. Throughout March and April, the IDWF has received an outpouring of messages of solidarity, attesting to Elizabeth’s character and integrity, and expressing tremendous gratitude from IDWF membership for her service to domestic workers movements across the world.
Read the full IDWF statement here.
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