As well as the health battle, the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is significant. Across Asia, it is women who are being disproportionately affected. One group who is particularly vulnerable to its effects are migrant domestic workers. Compared with other international migrants, foreign migrant workers, particularly migrant domestic workers, encounter more barriers in accessing health services in host countries (Hargreaves et al. 2019). This study is crucial to understand the effects that are produced by the several policies that are being implemented to deal with the pandemic, such as social distancing and lockdown. Most importantly this study attempts to understand how Indonesian domestic workers living in Singapore and Hong Kong find their ways of coping and maintaining their well-being.
Research Scholar, Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship
Lecturer, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara