Participating in Advocacy Alliances

We have actively participated in various advocacy platforms to connect with local groups on community issues, carers, women's rights, and poverty issues, to advocate for those in need and nurture women's civic participation.


Care for Carers

Care for Carers connects up to 20 social welfare organizations and groups that provide carer support services, including children, the elderly, rehabilitation, and people with disabilities. We concern on the situation of carers, advocate policies that are beneficial to carers, and raise the public awareness. We are currently members of the platform and, together with other member organizations to actively promote the support for carers at the community and policy levels.

The platform now focuses on proposing the establishment of a carer database to understand the needs of carers; reforms and regularization of carer allowances to affirm the contributions of carers and support their financial needs; strengthen emergency respite services to provide immediate help; provide alternative care programs are available from time to time; formulate a carer-oriented policy to fully support carers; improve the community environment, use the role of caregivers to build carers-friendly communities and community respite spaces, and so on.

Learn more: Care for Carers


Anti-Poverty Alliance

An alliance of non-governmental organizations to jointly promote poverty-related initiatives.

Members of the Anti-Poverty Alliance (in no particular order):
Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong, Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service, Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, HKSKH Lady LacLehouse Centre Group & community Work Unit, Community Centre of Yan Oi Tong, Youth, Family and Community Services of The Salvation Army, Hong Kong Christian Service, Mission to New Arrivals, Youth and Community Service of Caritas Hong Kong, The Urban Peacemaker Evangelistic Fellowship, Christian Concern for the Homeless Association, Hong Kong Women Workers Association, Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong
Learn more: Anti-Poverty Alliance


Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities

Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities is formed by a number of groups that care about women's rights in 1996. We are currently a joint member and are responsible for monitoring the government's work on gender equality and promoting the development of the women's movement.


Missions of WCOEO

  • Support the priniciple of women's right on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Declaration and Programme of Action
  • Coordinate the women's organizations in Hong Kong to promote gender equality
  • Fight for women's right and advocate the relevant policy
  • Concern the situation of women
  • Promote the democracy, human right, and women's issues

Related Press Releases / Statements

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WCOEO|Survey on Women's Experiences of Violence in Hong Kong 2021 Press Conference

Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, Zonta Club of Kowloon, Department of Sociology and Social Policy of Lingnan University (the initiating organizations) launched a study on women's experiences of violence last year, with a quantitative and qualitative study conducted by Professor...

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Care for Carers|If there is a carer centre

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Mother's Day Campaign 2019

The HKWFC, Tin Shui Wai Community Development Network, and Kwun Tong Methodist Social Service Care centre have always been addressing the predicaments of children carers. We hope to reduce the limitation brought by traditional gender stereotype, fight for their rights, and support their basic needs...


Response to the Draft Outline of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Fourth Report under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

In the interests of transparency and full accountability, we recommend that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR Government") includes the following comments and suggestions in its Fourth Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...

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Women's Forum 2018

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Sign for Carer!

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WCOEO|The implementation of gender mainstreaming in Hong Kong

The aim of this research is to review the implementation of gender mainstreaming in Hong Kong and make recommendations for improvement. The Women’s Commission was established in 2001 and is Hong Kong’s main body for implementing gender mainstreaming, while the gender mainstreaming...


WCOEO|Submission of Hong Kong Shadow Report to CEDAW Committee on the Implementation of CEDAW in Hong Kong

NGO Oral PresentationHong Kong, China Presented at the 59th CEDAW Session, Geneva, 20 Oct – 7 Nov 2014Presented by Ms. KWOK Ka Chai and Ms. LEUNG Wing Yan (Joanne) Madame Chair, On behalf of the Hong Kong Delegation, which consists of 9 NGOs, we are presenting the Statement to...


Statement by the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities Condemning Sexual Violence Against Female Protestors

We are over 30 women's and gender NGOs who have joined hands to condemn sexual violence, threats and assaults used by thugs on female protesters in Mongkok!We have already received numerous calls for help from citizens who have been targets of verbal sexual harassment, including, "if you c...

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Mother's Day 2013: Call for Childcare Services

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WCOEO|Response to Budget 2010

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Related Events & Programmes


Beijing+25 Regional Review CSO Forum

The 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) will be celebrated in 2020. It provides an opportunity for feminists across the globe to review state action and compliance in the implementation of the BPFA. It also provides an opportunity for governments and NGOs...

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Poverty Summit 2019

Yung Shue Tau, the public square in front of the Tin Hau Temple in Yau Ma Tei, has always felt like a place for grassroots residents. However, on March 17, 2019, apart from fortune-telling, singing, and street vending, it had suddenly morphed into a “Congress Hall”. More than 200...

Carer Platform

"Carer - Who to care?" Seminar

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Poverty Summit

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International Women's Day: Women Election Forum

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, in association with Gender Reasearch Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, is going to hold a women's forum on Legislative Council by-election on 8 March, 2018 in LT2, Yasumoto International...


Women's Forum 2016

The HKFWC collects feedback on government policies and appeals for change from hundreds of our members to form our platform. Policies receiving the most interest from our members include the universal non-means-tested retirement protection plan; planning childcare services, the development of...


Using CEDAW To Advocate Women's Rights: A Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing

A Workshop on CEDAW Shadow Report Writing was held on the University of Hong Kong campus on October 26 and 27. Co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the Women's Studies Research Centre (WSRC) of HKU, the workshop was...

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