Indonesian DH who suffered abuse from employer Erwiana Sulistyaningsih graduated Cum Laude

Remember the Indonesian domestic worker who suffered horrific abuse from the hands of her employer that sparked international outrage way back in 2013? Erwiana Sulistyaningsih has graduated cum laude from Sanata Dharma University with a degree in business.

Erwiana thanked the University where she graduated that she was able to pursue her degree from the scholarship granted by the school to her, she shared on her Facebook post.

In the post, she thanked God, the university, friends, family, and a number of migrant workers organizations, and pledge to use her degree to help others.

"God willing I will dedicate my time for the people, and I will continue helping in the collective struggles of those who are oppressed," she said.


Erwiana's nightmare began in 2013 at the hands of her employer, Law-Wan-tung, she suffered abuse by sleeping only four hours a day and not given a day off, and worst she was beaten so badly.

Her case sparked international attention in 2014 after she was admitted to hospital in Indonesia in a critical condition, and pictures of her has gone viral. 

Her employer Law was sentenced to six years impresson, and was ordered to pay around HK$809,000(USD103,000) in damages


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