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Outreach Initiatives


CGED Partnered with the Justice Centre Hong Kong for Two Events in Connection with the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021

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Tour through Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021

Exhibition period: 16 – 29 November 2021

Venue: Run Run Shaw Tower G/F Gallery, HKU

Echoing the United Nations’ Global Compact for Migration, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 encouraged artists to explore the complexity of migration issues and intersecting human rights issues under this year’s theme of “Shared Future”. The exhibition showcased the reprint of a total of 11 works selected from the 2021 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize shortlisted entries. In its seventh edition, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 was co-presented by Justice Centre Hong Kong and the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao to honour the power of art as a catalyst for social change and the defence of human dignity. For more on the Prize, please visit:

Panel Discussion: Gender-Based Violence & Marginalised Populations in Hong Kong

Wednesday, November 24, 2021



Anthony, Refugee Artist

Marisol, Migrant Worker

Lynette Nam, Senior Legal Advisor, Justice Centre Hong Kong

Johannie Tong, Community Relations Officer, Mission For Migrant Workers

Syeda Safeena-E-Zahra Zaidi, HKU Undergraduate Student


The panel discussion looked further into the narratives behind selected artworks from the Special Exhibition of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021. Composed of migrants with lived experiences and intervention specialists, the panel dissected the intersectional layers of struggles and survival from gender-based violence – one of the common themes which emerged from the artwork. Speakers discussed the power of narratives spoken through the exhibit images and explored the contours of real experiences beyond the images that inspire and empower. For more on this event, please click here.

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CGED Member and HKU Lecturer in the Gender Studies Programme Brenda Alegre took part in a series of events held in conjunction with IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which is celebrated on May 17 every year.

She joined panels for Standard Chartered Bank Asia Pacific on May 14, as well as the Launch of the PayPal Pride Network in Hong Kong and another panel for Morgan Stanley Hong Kong on May 17, together with Siu Fung Law, who is a TA in the HKU Faculty of Arts.

Backchat RTHK Radio 3, May 18, 2021: LGBTQ Communities in Hong Kong

Listen to the podcast here:

Other Initiatives

Brenda has shared recommendations on how to address wellbeing and mental health

care for women as part of an educational video series for Frontline Feminists.

"Inspiring Change Through Education with Dr. Brenda Alegre" on YouTube


Brenda Alegre Moderated #LiveSharingSession for LGTBIQ+ Tourism Asia

June 19, 2021: #LiveSharingSession Meet Rukshana to learn more about Gender "O" identity in Nepal and how it has affected her daily life and travel experiences.

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CGED Partner Exhibition and Seminar with the
Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

The Way We Are


CGED is one of 14 organisations supporting the Equal Opportunities Commission's (EOC's) new online campaign and virtual exhibition of over 130 original photographic works contributed by underrepresented groups in Hong Kong.


Some of the photographs from the campaign were on show at the Faculty of Arts' Ground Floor Gallery, G/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, The University of Hong Kong, from March 6 to April 15, 2021.


The exhibition features a total of 14 photographers, and is divided into four sections, namely "Different and Equal", "Where We Belong", "Voices of Womanhood" and "Battling Stigma". The campaign seeks to offer a platform of self-representation for disadvantaged groups, and to address prejudices and stereotypes through authentic portraits of their everyday life. It also sees a first-time collaboration between the EOC and Hong Kong-born Indian YouTuber New Dellily, who interviewed some of the contributing photographers in a three-part video series.


The exhibition was publicized by the MTRC in 346 “community poster” spots at various MTR stations from 14-20 February 2021.


A co-organized seminar was held on March 7, 2021, in celebration of International Women’s Day


Marginalisation and Empowerment: Voices of Hong Kong Women


For details of the seminar, please click here.

Oct 29

CGED Partner Talk

The Women's Foundation: Cybersexual Violence - Virtual Panel


Po-yee Lam, Bowie, Founder & Executive Director, Teen's Key

Amber Hawkes, APAC Head of Safety, Facebook

Elizabeth LaCouture, Director, Gender Studies Programme, HKU; Member, CGED



Inti Tam, Communications and Marketing Manager, TWF

Date: October 29, 2020 (Thursday) Time: 12:30 PM

Delivery: Zoom

About this Event


Online and digital communications offer new and troubling ways of perpetrating sexual violence, and this has only increased during COVID-19. Join TWF and our panel of experts as we explore the extent of this problem, the different forms it takes, gender impacts, and strategies to prevent, intervene or support someone who is facing this issue.





Campaign with The Women's Foundation

On April 28, 2020, The Women’s Foundation (TWF) launched a major campaign aimed at raising awareness around the prevalence of sexual violence in Hong Kong, aligned with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CGED is the campaign’s Academic Partner. #MakePeopleCount aims to break the taboo, boost preventative measures, and significantly improve the support available to victims. CGED also consulted with the Hong Kong-based online news portal HK01 to deliver a series of online ads and a quiz to further promote the campaign.

In an update issued on April 28, 2021, TWF marked the one year anniversary of the campaign. Over the course of a month, it garnered 250,000 net views and free ad space in the MTR reaching approximately 1.76 million passengers daily.

TWF has created a website with resources, including legal and mental health contacts as well as information for companies and individuals:


HK01 Quiz:

HK01 Article:

The Women's Foundation has shared the campaign on their Facebook page:

Click on the image below to view a short film that highlights everyday scenarios where sexual violence commonly takes place. (Caution: this video contains references to sexual violence.)

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