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.
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.)