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E Newsletter of Feb 2016 HKFWC celebrates 35 years of Advancing Women’s Rights

 

香港婦女中心協會 促進婦女權益35年

HKFWC celebrates 35 years of Advancing Women’s Rights

自1981 年創立,並於深水埗麗閣邨﹑大埔太和邨及粉嶺花都廣場成立三所服務中心,持續地為區內有需要的婦女提供適切的服務及推動性別平等,促進婦女權益,至今已與婦女攜手同行35 年。35 年來,得到會員、義工及一眾友好團體及人士的幫助與支持,是令本會能夠堅持我們的工作與信念的支柱之一。為慶祝本會踏入第35 年,本會預備了多個活動,讓多年來與我們同行的會員、義工及友好團體和人士一起慶祝這個特別的時刻,我們誠邀您參與本會35 週年的多個慶祝活動,共同分享這份喜悅。了解更多

Since the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres’ founding in 1981, we have walked hand in hand with women to advance women’s rights. We promote gender equality and provide essential services to women, having established three centres in Lai Kok Estate in Sham Shui Po, Tai Wo Estate in Tai Po, and Flora Plaza in Fanling. The help and support of our members, volunteers, and many cordial organizations and individuals have been one of the main pillars supporting our work and faith in our cause across these 35 years. We have prepared a number of events in celebration of our 35th anniversary, and we invite all of our members, volunteers, and others who have helped us over the years to join us in our elation and participate in our anniversary events feting this special occasion.Read More

對《2016-17年度政府財政預算案》之回應

Our response to the 2016-17 Budget

本年度財政預算案剛於日前發佈,對於是次公共財政分配及運用上再度欠缺性別角度,本會表示失望。預算案就支援婦女的需要很少,本會一直提倡發展社區託兒服務,為褓母提供正規專業培訓、設立褓母名冊,促進社區經濟發展。設立殘疾人士及特殊學習需要的學童之照顧者津貼,並設立全民退休保障制度,不論經濟狀況都可以得有尊嚴的退休生活,尤其對於低收入及為家庭付出之照顧者。了解更多

We have expressed our disappointment in the recently released 2016-17 Budget, which once again displays a lack of gender perspective in how public finances are allocated in used. The Budget gives little support for women’s needs.We have consistently advocated for measures to advance the economic development of the community including community childcare service and formal training and registries for childcare professionals. Moreover, we call for establishing a subsidy for the carers of the invalid and special needs children, which is crucial to protect the needs of women on the institutional level. Universal retirement protection also must be instituted to ensure all citizens can be secured and retire in dignity regardless of their economic situation – especially for those the economically disadvantaged and the carers who give so much to their families.Read More

三八婦女節活動暨聚餐

International Women’s Day Campaign and Banquet

「女人要三從四德」像人要呼吸般理所當然,大社會亦把女人照顧兒女、打理家務包裝為美德,令女人要成為別人眼中的「好」女人,便要默默為家庭耕耘。長年累月的照顧工作對婦女身心靈所帶來的五勞七傷卻被忽視、被隱形。因此,我們希望藉著國際婦女節這一個日子,推動公眾人士對婦女照顧工作辛酸的關注。了解更多

Etiquette dictates that a woman follow the traditional moral principles – obedience to her father, husband, and son, whilst simultaneously displaying virtue, cautious speech, a well-kept appearance, and keeping a well-running home. Moreover, society often sets the housewife and mother as the noble ideal. So a woman who wants to be regarded as a good woman will toil quietly in the home. All the physical and mental pains endured for the care she provides year in and year out are invisible and overlooked. This is why we are using this International Women’s Day to promote awareness of the hardships women caregivers endure in their labours. Join us on 8 March – in the morning, we will have a campaign in Tamar Park, and in the afternoon, we will have a celebratory banquet at the Jockey Club Lai Kok Centre. Read More

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October 2015

September 2015

Cherish Food Potato Saving Action

The Cherish Food food sharing programme aims to recycle leftover food to reduce waste. Very often our food ambassadors will receive a lot of sprouted potatoes from our wet market partners – so many that we cannot overstate the number.  To throw them out would be a waste, so we try to germinate the potatoes to plant. The potatoes get a new life, and we reduce waste. <read more>
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Striding Forward Walkathon 2015

Our annual Striding Forward Walkathon has come again! This year we aim to encourage more women to come out for gender equality. We hope that even more friends will join us to walk for a gender-equal society, regardless of their gender, age, sexual orientation, or background. <learn more>

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In the Media

DBC radio interview on “Post-natal care worker” and “Professional Modern Guide of Traditional Chinese Wedding Etiquettes”services provided by HKFWC.

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Hong Kong Federations of Women’s Centre

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T: (852) 2386 6256 | F:(852) 2728 0617

www.womencentre.org.hk

2015/08

Agency Voices

Metro Daily: Benevolent Market Grocer Wan Yue-sheung (3 July)
HKFWC Director Si-si Liu Pui-shan said, “Ms Wan was one of the five grocers who first answered our call to donate produce in 2001 before it became more commonplace – now there are more than 80 grocers from the Po On Road and Pei Ho markets donating produce. Five nights every week, volunteers from the HKFWC visit the grocers at the two markets, and each time there are always leftovers donated. We then divide the produce into 50 bundles, with each having different types of fruits and vegetables. We then bring them to our beneficiaries assessed as persons in need, many of whom are elderly living alone.”

(Metro Daily, 2015/7/3, P.13) [ in Chinese only ]

HKFWC’s submission to the Legco Panel on Education Subcommittee to Study the Implementation of Free Kindergarten Education its response to the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education’s report to the Education Bureau (In Chinese only) [2015-07-04]

2015/07

Agency Voices

Sky Post: “Fearing that watching their kids is a chore, HK mums propose cancelling summer holidays instead; Schools say it’s shifting responsibility to the school to care for children” (9 June)

Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres Director Si-si Liu Pui-shan says that, of the grassroots women she’s been in touch with in the Sham Shui Po area, more than half of those who work part-time would prefer to quit during the summer holiday and await the new school year to start. “Generally the cost of 8-9 hours of childcare plus meals can easily be more than $3,000. This is about as much as they earn at their part-time jobs, so some women will prefer to care for their children full-time instead.” Liu pointed out that these women are extremely busy with little time to spare; some will ask their friends to help watch their kids, while others will have relatives back home care for them.

(Sky Post, 2015/6/9, P.10) [ in Chinese only ]

HKFWC Director Si-si Liu interviewed by DBC radio programme “1+Baby”
Date: June 15, 2015
Topic: Introducing HKFWC’s services and activities