Outreach Initiatives

Oct 29

2020

CGED Partner Talk

The Women's Foundation: Cybersexual Violence - Virtual Panel

Speakers:

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

 

Moderator:

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.

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April

2020

#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.

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.

 

HK01 Quiz:

https://mcgame.hk01.com/game/play/7

HK01 Article: https://www.hk01.com/%E7%A4%BE%E6%9C%83%E6%96%B0%E8%81%9E/470581/%E7%A9%8D%E6%A5%B5%E6%97%81%E8%A7%80%E8%80%85

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

https://www.facebook.com/TWFHongKong/posts/3338362449531350

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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