Puja Kapai at the UN Forum on Minority Issues 2019

WSRC Convenor Puja Kapai was invited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Rights, Dr Fernand de Varennes, to present her research at the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. As part of the proceedings chaired by Anastasia Crickley, former Chair of the UN Committee on the Convention for the […]

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WSRC Convenor awarded American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence Professional of the Year Award 2019

Congratulations to WSRC Convenor Puja Kapai, who was awarded the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Women of Influence (WoI) Professional of the Year Award 2019! The WoI Conference is one of the most established women’s symposiums in the Asia Pacific region. The theme of the Conference this year is on perseverance, risk-taking, and leadership from […]

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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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