Statement in response to attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

The Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC) and the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong are deeply saddened to learn of the attacks on churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Such a senseless loss of life is always disconcerting, but we are especially troubled that churches were targeted on Easter Sunday, the holiest day […]

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Puja Kapai, ‘#MeToo in Asia: Breaking down barriers’

WSRC Convenor Puja Kapai’s article ‘#MeToo In Asia: Breaking down barriers’ appears in the April 2019 issue of the Asian Jurist. The article charts the journey of #MeToo in Asia, surveying a wide range of countries including, China, Japan, Korea, India and Hong Kong. The first step towards addressing the challenge of sexual harassment in […]

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Puja Kapai, ‘Pathways to Gender Justice’

Our Convenor Puja Kapai was invited to deliver a special keynote address by Plan International India and Government of India’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at the Plan for Every Child 2018: Girls Get Equal conference held in New Delhi from 5th to 7th December. The Conference hosted many legal and civil society illuminators and […]

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Petula Ho, ‘Sex with Chinese Characteristics’

Board member Petula Ho Sik Ying has been featured in the November issue of the HKU Bulletin for her research, ‘Sex with Chinese Characteristics’. ‘“Women’s work and the way they conduct their gender roles and present themselves as new sexual subjects are all important to China’s economic prosperity and political legitimacy,” she said. “Most people […]

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Puja Kapai on #MeToo in China and the US

WSRC’s Convenor Puja Kapai was on RTHK’s The Pulse with Leta Hong Fincher talking about the #MeToo movement and feminism in China and the US. ‘I think [the #MeToo movement] runs right through from the personal to the political into the public space because ultimately it is about challenging structural inequalities and power hierarchies and imbalances […]

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Puja Kapai at ‘The silenced South Asian Woman’s stories of Hong Kong’

Our Convenor Puja Kapai recently delivered closing remarks at ‘CHUP: A panel discussion on “The silenced South Asian Woman’s stories of Hong Kong”‘, organised by the Zubin Foundation. The Panel was moderated by Shalini Mahtani, co-founder and Chair of the Zubin Foundation and included Dr. Philip Beh, K. Bhuvaneshwari Bhagat, Archana Kotecha, Dr. Ravina Lalvani, […]

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WSRC Board members on gender equality at HKU

Convenor Puja Kapai and Board member Gina Marchetti, also Chair of the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity in the Faculty of Arts, have written a piece on the policies and initiatives at HKU that are working to tackle gender disparities in the institution: ‘While the number of women in leadership positions has been frustratingly […]

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Puja Kapai, ‘Speaking Up for Women and Ethnic Minorities’

Our Convenor Puja Kapai received the Faculty of Law’s Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award last year for her project ‘Plugging the Justice Gap for Minorities under the Law: Applied Intersectionality Research and Substantive Equality’. Her story was featured in the April 2018 issue of the KE newsletter: ‘People talk about gender-based discrimination or violence, or racial discrimination, […]

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