On April 10, 2018, Asbury Methodist Social Services took the League of Women Voters to meet families living in subdivided housing. These are apartments of 400 sq. ft. which have been further (illegally) divided into 4-5 apartments of 100 sq ft. or smaller. These apartments may share a kitchen and toilet, meaning that up to 25 people may share one toilet and one shower.
Want to help? Asbury Methodist runs programs to serve this community. Please visit their page.
The League of Women Voters heard from Archana Kotecha of Liberty Asia about human trafficking in Southeast Asia. For more information about the important work that Liberty Asia is doing to combat modern day slavery, please check out their website.
The League and our guests met at the Kowloon Cricket Club to celebrate the upcoming holidays along with the League having been in Hong Kong for 40 Years.
Our featured speaker, Rosann Kao, spoke about the 'Things that we touch in our lives.'
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The LWVHK visited the Justice Centre to hear about human trafficking and forced labor in Hong Kong.
Jade Anderson, the Justice Centre's Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, took us through the conclusions of the Centre's important report, 'Coming Clean' on forced labor in Hong Kong. Jane co-authored the report.
The report demonstrated that 17% of domestic helpers in Hong Kong are in forced labor, and 14% of these were actually trafficked to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, many more were in questionable circumstances, with many being denied their food allowances, rest, and salaries. The conclusions were shocking.
To learn more about this important work, visit their website.
We were so engrossed in the lecture that we forgot to take pictures! We've included some screen shots from 'Coming Clean.' Read the report here.
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Kay Liu, Education Director at Redress, gave an extremely insightful lecture into the sustainability issues surrounding the fashion industry.
Redress runs events throughout the year, such as pop-up second hand vintage shops. To find out more or get on their email list, please visit their website: www.redress.com.hk/
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We've updated our brochure so that it can be used for the next several years, rather than print a new one each year.
Please read our brochure. The actual file is attached below the images.
The League of Women Voters organized a very successful Mock Presidential Debate on September 26, 2016, just twelve hours before the first actual debate between Sec. Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump.
The Debate was moderated by Ms. Heather Timmons, Senior Asia Correspondent for Atlantic Media’s Quartz (Asia), and Mr. Randal Phillips, Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group. Dr. Tim Gruenewald, Director of HKU’s American Studies Program, acted as Debate administrator, with Ms. Heather Timmons, the Senior Asia Correspondent for Atlantic Media’s Quartz (Hong Kong) and Mr. Randal Phillips, Managing Partner for Asia of the Mintz Group, acting as event Moderators.
The Debate took place at the Grand Hall of Hong Kong University’s Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre. Due to the extreme generosity of our Debate sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous, nearly 600 people including many students from both secondary and tertiary institutions were able to attend this event at no charge. Many thanks to all those League members who volunteered their time both before, during and after the event--we could not have done this without you!
Please see the Photo Gallery for more images from the debate.
HKU wrote an article about the debate. Click below to read.