HER Fund sees the potential in marginalized women and girls
HER Fund’s philosophy is unique in Hong Kong. We are one of the only foundations in Hong Kong to support innovative new groups with seed funding. We take chances on small, community groups with great promise who dare to take up new and difficult issues and support women's efforts to change their lives for the better. HER Fund listens to their needs to provide funding that allows the organizations to achieve their goals. They know best what they need most, and we trust their decisions when it comes to making the biggest difference for gender equality
Project Highlights 2020
A Deeper Dive: Freedom from Discrimination
Discrimination denies groups or individual’s basic rights and obstructs their potential, that causes inequality. This discrimination is often compounded by their ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, economic status, and other factors, that the marginalized women or girls become vulnerable.
Grantee Spotlight: Association of World Citizens Hong Kong China - LGBTIQ PROUD
Project Name: Towards a Socially Inclusive Society for Transgender People
The project aims to eliminate the discrimination and misunderstanding by the public towards transgendered people, as well as providing legal support and counselling that help them to integrate to society.
- Monthly workshops – 20 transgendered people joined with the support of the transgendered community to help the trans-female adapt while transitioning to their new gender.
- Public education activities – Engaged 4,400 people in public education activities and hosted an international premiere of the movie "A Woman is a Woman"
- Legal support – Provided 4 transgender people with free legal support who have suffered from discrimination.
- Organizational development – Recruited 3 key members to join the organization that will benefit the sustainability of the organization.
A Deeper Dive: Freedom from Violence
Violence against women causes brutal consequences of gender inequalities. It includes violence in close relationships, sexual violence (including rape, sexual assault and harassment), economic abuse and diverse forms of harmful practices that negatively affect women's physical and psychological well-being.
Grantee Spotlight: Asbury Methodist Social Service
- Violence and sex education – Organized and facilitated a
A Deeper Dive: Freedom from Poverty
Grantee Spotlight: Virtuous Lady Club
Project Name: Grassroot Women's Physical and Mental Health Empowerment II
The project aims to establish a supporting network for women during the menopause period. It also trained the gender perspective of the leader who will fight for the improvement of medical and welfare services for menopausal women.
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