Thank you to everyone who attended our festive Holiday Lunch on Dec. 4, 2018 and an extra special THANK YOU to Patricia Cliff who spoke to us about her work supporting the Ronald McDonald House. Not a dry eye in the room!
League Members & Guests brought presents to the lunch which will be gifted to residents of the Ronald McDonald House during the monthly birthday parties.
The League of Women Voters enjoyed an interesting and educational visit to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong to learn how the Hong Kong government works. Fascinating and highly recommended!
The League of Women Voters visited Li & Fung to hear Karen Seymour, Executive Director of the Li & Fung Foundation, discuss 'The Power of Purpose":
'Why do each of us exist? Have you ever thought about what drives you to get up every morning,and how your personal purpose builds a better life for you and those around you?
Purpose is not only a powerful personal driver, it's also a key component to building competitive advantage in business and a more sustainable world. There's a growing movement around purpose worldwide, with more and more businesses focusing on doing well financially and doing good for society. Hear how companies focusing on purpose are not only building long-term potential but are also reaping immediate rewards in this disruptive and ever-changing world.'
This was a very thought-provoking meeting with lively conversation and questions. A huge thank you to Karen Seymour!
LWVHK held a voter registration event with the US Consulate, Republicans Overseas, and Democrats Abroad. Thank you to everyone who came and registered to vote!
If you still need to register, please go to https://www.fvap.gov/.
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.