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The Reporter - Mae Nam: Fighting for the exploited and vulnerable

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Published: 10 Dec 2009

By Laurel Baker

Mae J. Nam is determined to use her legal education at McGill to effect positive change for vulnerable and exploited women - especially those of Filipino descent. Nam's mother was born in the Philippines, but came to Canada to work as a live-in domestic worker.

Today, thousands of Filipino women come to Canada through Immigration Canada's Live-In Caregiver Program. Through her mother's stories, and through learning about the experiences of other women in the Canadian-Filipino community, Nam has come to understand the hardships many domestic workers are forced to endure right here in Canada - and has chosen to dedicate her life to fighting a program she believes has its roots in slavery...

 

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