天主教香港教區 教區勞工牧民中心 – 九龍」【簡稱天主教勞工牧民中心 – 九龍】Catholic Diocese of HK Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers (Kowloon)
中心亦關顧到少數族裔居民的經濟情況。2007年，一群居住於不同區域的巴基斯坦婦女成立了「看不見的女人工藝坊（Hidden Women art craft studio）」，以自己最擅長的車縫及剌繡技巧製作手作產品銷售，月賺數十至數百元，幫補家計，亦令自己更獨立自強。雖然工藝坊於2014年結束，但部分婦女仍會個別透過教授手繪henna或剌繡，延續她們的藝術夢。中心亦增設少數族裔就業支援服務，透過累積及總結的經驗向政府倡議設立「少數族裔人士就業科」。
Established in 1992, Catholic Diocese of HK Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Workers (Kowloon) originally located in the industrial area in San Po Kong and moved to Yau Ma Tei, where the density of population and labour is more intensive.
The centre is committed to enhancing the public and grassroots workers’ recognition on the values of a humanistic workplace, fighting for and improving the dignity of work and also the protection for workers. It also works with the groups for grassroots workers to improve their working conditions, build up their self-esteem and self-confidence and also a self-helping and reciprocal network.
The Centre started serving ethnic minority residents in its service areas from 2004. From its front-line experiences, in addition to the discrimination in the workplace, the plight of ethnic minority residents is also caused by a lack of their perspectives in the government policies, which fail to enable a fair access to public information and also employment opportunities for them.
Therefore, the Centre has been working on the empowerment of the ethnic minorities, residents’ networking, policy studies and advocacy, public education and etc., looking for ways to improve the living conditions of ethnic minority residents.
Centre also caters to the economic conditions for the ethnic minorities. In 2007, a group of Pakistan women from different districts established “Hidden Women art craft studio" to produce hand made products with their good sewing and embroidery skills, earning tens to hundreds dollars for the families and making themselves more independent at the same time.
Though the craft studio ended in 2014, some of the women still hold henna or embroidery classes individually to continue their dream of art.
The Centers has also increased minority employment support services. After summarizing its past experiences, it urges the Government to establish “The Department of Employment of Ethnic Minorities."