International Conference on Gender | Moving Towards Gender Equality and A Sustainable Society

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The conference will cover multiple areas. Through keynote speeches, parallel panels, learning groups and experiential workshops, we will illustrate the development of women's services in a diversified manner. Each event will discuss different themes. Participants can choose one event each in the morning and afternoon session according to their interests.

 

The Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres (Women’s Centres), founded in 1981, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021. At a time when Hong Kong society cares more about women’s rights, Women’s Centres collaborated with The Gender Research Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, and the Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to co-organize an international conference on gender “Moving Towards Gender Equality and A Sustainable Society" 10 December 2021. This Conference aims to bring together experts and practitioners in promoting gender equality, leverage it from the macro level, identify the change theory and encourage exchanges among Conference participants to incorporate gender analysis and the change theory into social work practices. It will explore the development of women's human rights from the fields of gender and law, unpaid care work, women’s economic empowerment, women's wellness, and gender education, and explore how to improve local community services from a gender perspective.

 

International Conference on Gender: Moving Towards Gender Equality and A Sustainable Society
Date: 10 December 2021 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Venue: Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

 

Here is the schedule of the International Conference: 

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Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech

9a.m. - 10:30a.m.

 

Venue: LT 1 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

 

Opening Remarks

MC: Ms. Sisi Liu|Director of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Officiating Guests:

Prof. Linda Lam|Professor (Clinical) of Department of Psychiatry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong cum Hon. President of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres 

Prof. Ivy Wong|Associate Professor in Gender Studies Programme cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Nakano Lynne Yukie|Co-Director of the Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong cum Chair of Department of Japanese Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Keynote Speeches: How Gender Equality Advances a Sustainable Society?

Moderator: Ms. Evelyn NgMember of External Development Subcommittee of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Guest Speakers:

Ms. Bandana Rana|Member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Prof. Cecilia Chan| Professor Emeritus of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong

 

Parallel Sessions

10:40a.m. - 1p.m.

Gender & Law

Moderator: Prof. Surabhi ChopraAssociate Professor of Faculty of Law cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: RM201 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Select Issues in Hong Kong Family Law: A Gender Perspective

Guest Speaker: Ms. Puja Kapai|Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law cum Convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong

 

  • The Experience of Gender Mainstreaming into Taiwan's Laws

Guest Speaker: Prof. Carol Lin Chih Chieh|Distinguished Professor of School of Law of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

 

Developing a Carer Policy

Moderator: Ms. Sisi LiuDirector of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: RM202 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Carer Support Services and Policy in Taiwan

Guest Speaker: Dr. Tsuann Kuo|Associate Professor of Department of Medical Sociology and Social Work of Chung Shan Medical University

 

  • Vision of Carer Policy and Services in Hong Kong

Guest Speaker: Dr. Vivian Lou|Director of Sau Po Centre on Ageing cum Associate Professor of Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong

 

  • Advocacy on Carer with Gender Perspective

Guest Speaker: Dr. Liliane Chan|Chair of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

Economic Empowerment with Gender Perspective

Moderator: Ms. Ng Tze WeiMember of Service Development Subcommittee of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM209A of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Experiences of Women's Personal and Socio-Economic Empowerment in Different Cultures 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Pauline Chan|Former Lecturer of Social Work program of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

  • Women's Participation from the Economics of Happiness

Guest Speaker: Ms. Dora Cheng|Member of Service Development Subcommittee of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

 

Gender Education

Moderator: Dr. Patricia ChiuHon. Secretary of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres cum Honorary Assistant Professor of History Department of the University of Hong Kong

Venue: RM209B of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Gender and Social Work Training in Hong Kong

Guest Speaker: Dr. Raees Begum Baig|Adjunct Assistant Professor of Department of Social Work cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

  • Gender and Education in Hong Kong

Guest Speaker: Dr. Anita Chan|Associate Professor and Associate Head of Department of Social Sciences of The Education University of Hong Kong

 

  • Academic and career gender stereotypes of Hong Kong primary school students

Guest Speaker: Prof. Ivy Wong|Associate Professor in Gender Studies Programme cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

  • Education Migration and Gender Dynamics

Guest Speaker: Prof. Song Jing|Associate Professor in Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Gender Education Community Programs in Hong Kong

Moderator: Dr. Joseph Cho|Lecturer of Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: RM203 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Promoting Gender Value in the Community

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sonia Wong|Lecturer of Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

  • Promoting Gender Education through Social Innovation

Guest Speaker: Ms. Zoe Chan|Founder of Happeriod cum Co-founder of Free Periods HK cum External Vice-Chairperson of The Association for the Advancement of Feminism

 

  • Promoting Gender Education in Community with Personal Spiritual Growth

Guest Speaker: Dr. Chou Wah Shan|Founder of Dreams Possible

 

A New Normal: Gender in Public Health

Moderator: Prof. Han LingAssistant Professor of Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Interpreter: Ms. Cecilia Wong| MPhil student of Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: RM214 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • The Psychological Impact on Hong Kong Women under the Outbreak of COVID-19

Guest Speaker: Dr. Maria Hung|Associate Professor of School of Nursing of Tung Wah College

 

  • Mental Wellness of Women Living in the Southern District

Guest Speaker: Dr. Celia Chan|Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong

 

  • Experiences on women's wellness service in Hong Kong Federation of women's Centres

Guest Speaker: Ms. Barbara Lau|Officer-in-charge of Jockey Club Wah Fu Centre of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

Discussant: Prof. Linda Lam|Professor (Clinical) of Department of Psychiatry of The Chinese University of Hong Kong cum Hon. President of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

Learning Groups

2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

From Casework to Advocacy - Women's Empowerment on Divorce Support with Gender Perspective

Facilitator: Ms. Amy Tse|Officer-in-charge of WISE Sheung Shui of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM201 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Human Library

Books:

Ms. Doris Chong|Service Supervisor of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Ms. Victoria Chan|Duty Lawyer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres' Free Legal Advice Clinic

Ms. Portia Wong|Member of Women’s Centres' Divorce Support Advocacy Group

 

Innovative Carers Support Service

Facilitator: Ms. Dorothy Wong|Project Manager of Gerontech Education and Rental Service

Venue: RM202 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • All-rounded Support to Carers

Speaker: Dr. Tsuann Kuo|Associate Professor of Department of Medical Sociology and Social Work of Chung Shan Medical University

 

  • From Networking to Life Planning: HKFWC's Journey of Carer Support Services

Speaker: Ms. Cora Ip|Service Supervisor of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

  • Online Support to Carers

Speaker: Ms. Jasmine Lam|Project Manager of St. James 656carer.com

 

Creating Shared Value: Women-friendly Working Environment

Facilitator: Mr. Berry ChanEducation Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM209A of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Beyond the Family: Women-friendly Employment Services

Speaker: Ms. Yeung Hoi Yin|Senior Education Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

  • Creating Shared Value: Women-friendly Working Environment

Speakers: 

Ms. Josephine Lam|General Manager of Shiu Hang Cleaning Services Co. Ltd.

Mr. Benson Kwong|General Manager of Customer Service and Sales Development Fairwood Fast Food Limited

 

Experiential Workshops

2:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.

Gender Education Rock N' Roll: Experience of Gender Awakening Program

Facilitator: Ms. Iris ChanOfficer-in-charge of Jockey Club Lai Kok Centre of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM209B of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

 

Alternative Employment Model: Women-friendly Social Enterprise

Facilitator: Ms. Esther ChangEducation Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM203 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Alternative Employment Model: To Create a Women-friendly Social Enterprise

Speaker: Ms. Panda Hung|Education Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

  • From Volunteer to Employee: A Chance for Re-employment

Speaker: Ms. Belinda Ip|Program Worker of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

Awaking the Power of Women: Women Entrepreneurship

Facilitator: Ms. Jacinta YuDevelopment Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Venue: RM214 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

  • Awaking the Power of Women: Women Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Ms. Hebe Cho|Education Officer of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

 

  • Journey of Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Women trainee of Incubation Course in Women's Centres' Lai Kok Centre

 

Closing

4:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.

Sharing

MC: Ms. Cecilia Wong MPhil student of Gender Studies Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue: LT 1 of Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK

Speaker: Ms. Sisi Liu|Director of Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres cum ExCo member of The Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong