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
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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.
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.
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
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.
#MAKEPEOPLECOUNT / #關顧沉默者
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: https://www.makepeoplecount.org/index.html.
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.)