Webinar | #PathGuardiansHK: Helping vulnerable children and their mothers

Webinar | #PathGuardiansHK: Helping vulnerable children and their mothers

Webinar | #PathGuardiansHK: Helping vulnerable children and their mothers 600 400 Hugill & Ip
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We are pleased to bring you a webinar co-hosted with PathFinders. Catherine Gurtin and Alfred Ip discuss how to put the right mechanisms in place for the safety and security of children.

Show Notes:
00:01:03 PathFinders and the protection of Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW)’ children
00:03:32 Impact of COVID-19 5th wave on MDWs
00:07:47 Clients’ urgent issues and timing to find solutions
00:10:20 The importance of Deeds of Guardianship
00:17:48 Protecting the best interests of the child
00:28:00 MDWs’ challenges as mothers and their contribution to Hong Kong society
00:36:02 How much of a difference can a donation make?
00:39:40 Estate planning of charitable gifts
00:42:04 The delicate relationship between MDWs and their employers
00:47:02 Q&A


Catherine highlights the major aims of PathFinders as an NGO and the most recent challenges that many MDWs have faced during the 5th wave of COVID-19 pandemic, giving examples and solutions found through working with different stakeholders. She also emphasizes the significant contribution that MDWs have on Hong Kong society, making possible for many working women – particularly working mothers –  to be engaged in the workforce because of the help they receive at home. PathFinders works to facilitate a better dialogue and understanding between MDWs and employers to make sure that the whole pregnancy experience is smoother for both parties.

Alfred talks about the difficulty that often many individuals in emergency and dire situations face vis-a-vis the legal framework and procedures. He also explains the importance of putting in place deeds of guardianship and how these work within the overall estate planning process.

They bring up a few real-life stories during the discussion before moving to answering a series of questions from the live audience.

This video is for informational purposes only. Its contents do not constitute legal or professional advice.

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