Events & Programmes

We provide a series of women-orientated service, including Counselling & Legal Support, Training & Employment Support, Gender Education, Caring the Carers, Cherish Food, Childcare & After-school Care, various Social Participation and Volunteer Development to promote gender equality in Hong Kong. We hope to enable women to develop their Confidence, Independence and Competence.


Annual Gender Roles Workshop 2020 Reflections on COVID-19 and Gender Equality

Gender Research Centre organized the Annual Gender Role Workshop on May 30, 2020 (Sat). The topic of this year is "Reflections on COVID-19 and Gender Equality". Women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restrained movements and social isolation have led to a rise of domestic violence cases around the world. Unpaid care work of women has increased. The economic impact of COVID-19 might aggravate financial strain of women who engaged in part-time or informal employment. However, there has been little discussion in Hong Kong addressing the gendered impacts of COVID-19. Through this workshop, the centre aim to increase public awareness toward such pressing issue, and generate policy suggestions to government on how to combat the gendered impacts of COVID-19 and protect women’s rights in this acute situation.


Session 1 Presentation: Gendered Impacts of COVID-19: Global and Local Perspectives [This session will be conducted in English]


  • Karen Grépin (Associate Professor, School of Public Health, HKU)
  • Nimisha Vandan (PhD, School of Public Health, HKU)

Moderator: Raees Begum Baig (Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work; Co-Director, Gender Research Centre, CUHK)


Session 2 Panel Discussion: Challenges of Women in Hong Kong Amid the Pandemic [This session will be conducted in Cantonese]


  • Mabel Au Mei-po (Chairperson, The Association for the Advancement of Feminism)
  • Si-si Liu Pui-shan (Director, Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres)
  • Wu Mei-lin (Director, Hong Kong Women Workers' Association)
  • Ricky Chu Man-kin (Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission)

Moderator: Susanne Yuk-ping Choi (Professor, Department of Sociology; Co-Director, Gender Research Centre, CUHK)