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Bridget Tan, 'tireless champion' of migrant workers' rights and founder of Home, dies aged 73

Today, Singapore, 18 April 2022 - Bridget Tan, the founder of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home), died on Monday (April 18) aged 73.

Announcing the news in a Facebook post on Monday night, the migrant workers advocacy group said that Tan, who founded Home in 2004, had suffered a stroke in February 2014 and spent her last few years in Batam, Indonesia where she recuperated while working with non-profit groups there.

"We are deeply saddened by the news, and our prayers are with her family," said the non-governmental organisation in the post.

In its post, Home described Tan as "an untiring advocate and champion of the rights of migrant workers".

"She played a key role in establishing Home's current activities, which includes our shelter for abused domestic workers, skills training programmes, and our legal and employment advice services for all migrant workers," said Home.

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Source: https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/bridget-tan-tireless-champion-migrant-workers-rights-and-founder-home-dies-aged-73-1875681

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