HER Fund is now inviting you to join our coming Grantee Visit to Women Coalition of HKSAR (WCHK) on 15 June 2013 (Sat), in order to know more about HER grantee and grant project. WCHK is a civil organization that protects sexual minority rights from a female perspective. Her mission is to eliminate discrimination and oppression from sexual orientation and gender identity.
Last year, legislator Cyd Ho’s motion of public consultation on equal rights for sexual minorities was vetoed in the LegCo, which disappointed lots of sexual minorities’ rights supporters. HER Fund supports WCHK’s Project of Equal Working Environment for Sexual Minorities, which will train lesbian as ambassador to promote “Tong Chi (Sexual Minorities) Friendly Working Environment” to different organizations and companies, from conveying the concepts to providing execution suggestions. Aim to gain support from employers in equal employment opportunity for sexual minority and to pursue advocating the legislation.
If you are interested in learning more about sexual minorities’ situation in Hong Kong, and how to practice a Sexual Minorities Friendly Workplace, and to listen to their stories, please join our visit!
Date: 15 June 2013 (Sat)
Venue: WCHK Office (Room 305, Bowring Commercial Centre, 150-164 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon)
Content: To know more about WCHK’s mission and work, and details of the Project of Equal Working Environment for Sexual Minorities, and to exchange with project participants.
Registration and enquiry:
Please register via here by 12 June 2013; if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 2794 1100.
HER Fund decided to raise our grant amount this year, hoping to support our grantees to carry out their projects in a more feasibleand daring way! In seeing the importance of sustaining the changes made, HER Fund continues our supports to 5 of our grantees from last year.
Click here to read our latest "HER News" to get the brief introduction of the 9 projects and other HER Fund news.
'HER Talent Performance Show 2013 – It's HERs, It's OURs!' was held successfully on 10th March 2013 at the Youth Square in Chai Wan. The event raised over $110,000 for HER Fund to support marginalized women's groups and projects in Hong Kong, for advancing women's human rights and gender equality.
The Show opened with, Mary Ann Pui Wai King, our Chairperson sharing that she felt deeply that everything in the world was inter-connected, so gender equality is affecting us all in society, so, it is everyone’s business. She thanked everyone's support to the Show and to HER Fund. And our celebrity, the unique masked singer and internet sensation, Ms. Lung Siu Kwan, shared her personal experience that growing up in a grassroots family, she was happy to give back to the society; she also felt that lots of working women need to bare double burden of work and domestic work under gender stereotype. She appealed to our audience to support HER Fund, so that more women can live independently and with autonomy. Siu Kwan then performed two beautiful songs, one of the songs was especially meaningful addressing "compensated dating girls".
Performers Showed Excellent Talents and Loving Hearts
Our performers, including: "Power Star" and "Dancing Shero", which were two groups of Share Talent Line Dance class teachers and students; "Fan Ka Chun and Yeung Hiu Tung" and "Talent Mill" who were from Hong Kong College of Technology; Child Dance Group "Coby Coby Dance", Salsa Dance perfect partner, "Mr & Mrs", and "Kikibaby Funky Dance Group" led by Belly Dance teacher Kiki Ho, fully showed their talents and enthusiasm through the wonderful performances. "Power Star" continued to succeed "Highest Fund Raising Prize", while the "Most Enthusiastic Fund Raising Prize" went to "Talent Mill" and "Dancing Shero", Congratulations!
This year, we invited 4 voluntary Guest Performers, they are "Y. Tick Entertainment & Production" who performed an amazing and amusing "Magic Show with Love”; “BIG Sammy", rapper from Justice League; "Traditional Taekwondo Association" who performed female self-defense skills; and "Just Acappella" who had a gifted wonderful voice. Their performances heated the floor !
Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights are for All
"It's HERs, It's OURs!" is the theme of the Show, because gender equality is for, not only women. For example, working father could not spend time with their new born baby and family, just because the traditional division of labor for men is in the public zone. More, there is always a "SHE" besides you, e.g. your mother, sisters, daughters...
Last but not the least, HER Fund appreciates all our supporters and wonderful partners ! Including: our Honorary celebrity, Ms. Lung Siu Kwan, and her manager Dean Siu; our sponsors: BOBBI BROWN, The Green Pagoda Press Ltd., RTR, Talent 100, Kiki Ho, and Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.; Our amazing performers and guest performers; volunteer MC - Ingrid Lam; and all volunteers: Manuel, Sina, Kaka, Man Yi, Juliana, Stephen, Mindy, and Cheung Yan.
HER Fund is proud to be the beneficiary of Bobbi Brown's Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls launching on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013!
“Pretty Powerful symbolizes my belief that all women are pretty, and with the right tools, are empowered to a higher level of pretty – it’s about being confident and about being who you are,” says Bobbi Brown.
Please buy a Pot Rouge with your friend at Bobbi Brown's counter to support HER Fund and more women will be able to increase their confident! You can click here to get more information.
This campaign also link up with Global Giving, and welcome you share the news with your network and donate at Global Giving as wel!
Thank you very much and Let's celebrate International Women's Day together!
After all these grant cycles, we found that our role is not just giving money resources, but more we bridge resources and other support to make greater impact. Read more to understand about our effort of giving all these support to our grantees, and other latest news of HER Fund.
|Welcome the Founder and CEO of Glam Girl, Ms. Jennifer Cheng, becomes HER Fund's advisor!
Jennifer is a passionate player in the world of new internet technology and a veteran of the online media and social space.She was awarded the title of Most Promising Entrepreneur at the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2011 in Hong Kong. In 2012, Jennifer was recognized with the SuperAchiever Woman Award at CMO Asia.
Jennifer will help in bridging HER Fund to her network. She will also bring her knowledge to us to build a better fundraising and communication strategy.
HER Fund is delighted to annouce that our Executive Committee Memebers for Year 2012/13 elected at our AGM meeting are as followed :
Ms. Mary Ann King
Ms. Fong Man-ying
Ms. Fung Pui Kee, Brigit
Hon. Treasurer :
Ms. Lam Ying-hing
Ms. Lam Chi Chung, Irene
Ms. So Yuen Man, Phoebe
Ms. Cheung Hiu Wah, Mandy
We are happy to have a new Executive Member, Mandy Cheung, to join us and contribute her knowledge to us. In the coming year, with the leadership of our young, energetic and committed Executive Committee members, HER Fund continues to strive her best in building resources for the advancement of women's rights and empowerment.
To celebrate the International Women's Day, on 8 March, 2012, HER Fund co-organized with students of Communication and Public Relations, Community College of City University held “ A Different HER “ Photo Competition Award Ceremony and together announcing HER Fund’s 2012-2013 grants for young women's rights' projects. The three projects supported by HER Fund this year, aimed to create new spaces for young women’s empowerment, building their strengths, voices and mutual support.
For more information, please click here to read the press release.
There are news report this event:
Firewoman: Character leads to your career, 9 Mar 2012 Sky Post (chinese only)
1st Firewoman helped her brother to achieve his dream, 9 Mar 2012 Daily News (chinese only)
50% of Women are happy, 9 Mar 2012 Apple Daily (chinese only)