Events & Programmes

We provide a series of women-orientated service, including Counselling & Legal Support, Training & Employment Support, Gender Education, Caring the Carers, Cherish Food, Childcare & After-school Care, various Social Participation and Volunteer Development to promote gender equality in Hong Kong. We hope to enable women to develop their Confidence, Independence and Competence.


NGO CSW67 Parallel Session|Innovative & Technology Strategies for Addressing Sexual Violence & Intimate Partner Violence in Asia

Gender-based violence against women is prevalent around the globe and in many Asian countries. Many survivors have not reported the violence they have experienced, nor have they sought assistance from family members, friends, or social service organizations because of taboos. Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres and Zonta Club of Kowloon will organize a parallel session during NGO CSW67 Forum to explore the latest innovative & technology strategies for addressing sexual violence & intimate partner violence.


Speakers from Asia will share their latest innovative development in the region; discuss best practices and the use of technology, including research studies, for government, quasi-government bodies and civil society organizations to adopt in combating gender-based violence.


Date: 7 March 2023 (Tue)

Time: 6 pm-7:30 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Venue: ZOOM


Joint Organizers

Ms Winnie Teoh
Chair, Advocacy Committee, Zonta Club of Kowloon & Past International Director, Zonta International

Winnie Teoh is a volunteer helper and has been a member of the Zonta Club of Kowloon for 41 years. The Zonta positions she attained included District Governor for D17, Zonta International Committee Chair for Membership & YWPA, and Zonta International Past International Director. Since 2020, she has been the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Zonta Club of Kowloon, and the advocacy issues being worked on by the Committee include:

  • Sponsor research for Hong Kong Women’s Experiences of Violence in 2021 with data on sexual violence & intimate partner violence
  • Urging for legal reform for sexual offences
  • Corporate governance with gender equality for Board composition
  • Voyeurism, Non-consensual Recording of Intimate Parts & Image
  • Zonta Says No to Violence Campaign & 16 Days of Activism
  • Rights of Breastfeeding in workplace
  • Alimony: Recovering Arrears of Maintenance Payment
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


Ms Sisi Liu Pui-shan
Director, Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres

Sisi Liu has been the Director of the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres (HKFWC) since October 2009. She has devoted years of work to promoting the rights and interests of disadvantaged women in Hong Kong. Under her directorship, HKFWC has published surveys on various topics and submitted policy recommendations to UN bodies, addressing the challenges facing carers and single mothers. Sisi is currently an Executive Committee member of the Gender Research Centre of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of the Standing Committee on Policy Research and Advocacy of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, a member of the Advisory Board for Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) of Lingnam University.



Ms Doris Chong

Executive Director, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women

Doris Chong received her BSW and MSocSc from HKU. She is a Registered Social Worker and has extensive experience in working at the frontline and service management in women's service. She is keen on working with women and has served in the field for 20 years, mainly focusing on women with violence and mental distress. She is also a Certified Supervisor by the Hong Kong Social Workers Association. Before joining ACSVAW, she worked in the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres and RainLily.


Ms Sandra Sanchez Montano
Undersecretary/Chairperson, Philippine Commission on Women

Sandra Sanchez Montano holds many positions in the Philippines, including Undersecretary/Chairperson of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Chairperson of the Cheers Foundation. She has won many International Awards, including International GAD Fellow for combating GBV/VAWC, Ministerial Award at the Global Summit of Women, Outstanding ASEAN Women Entrepreneur, and 1000 Most Influential Women in the World Filipina. At the helm of PCW, she creates an enabling environment for stakeholders to be more responsive in achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. PCW also conducts gender-consciousness-raising programs, reviews law legislation to integrate with women's concerns, and monitors on implementation of international agreements like Beijing Platform for Action.  


Ms Shailey Hingorani
Senior Advisor for Advocacy, Research, and Communications, Association of Women for Action and Research

Shailey Hingorani is AWARE's Senior Advisor for Advocacy, Research, and Communications. She has over 13 years of experience working on women’s rights, child protection, online and offline sexual violence, bullying and workplace discrimination in Southeast Asia, the United States, and South Asia. AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research) is Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender-equality advocacy group. Since its founding in 1985, it has worked to identify and eliminate gender-based barriers through research, advocacy, education, training, and support services.


Prof Carol Chih-chieh Lin
Distinguished Professor, School of Law at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University & Chairperson of the Financial Ombudsman Institute

Professor Carol LIN is the Distinguished Professor at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, the Chief Editor of NCTU Law Review and the Chair Professor of Social Justice at NCTU School of Law, Taiwan and the Chairperson of the Financial Ombudsman Institute. Her research focuses on equality theories, white-collar crime and gender studies. Her first book “Reconstructing Economic Justice in Criminal Law” was published in August 2014; the second book “Reconstructing Gender Justice in Criminal Law” was published in April 2015; and the third book “White-Collar Crime and Trusted Criminals” was published in September 2017. The book “FCPA and Anti-Bribery Act” was published in October 2019.


Ms Busayapa Srisompong (Best)
Human rights lawyer & founder of SHero

Busayapa Srisompong is a human rights lawyer and founder of SHero in Thailand. SHero focuses on eliminating gender-based violence and de-normalize violent culture in Thailand. Since 2016, SHero has provided pro bono legal aid & emotional support to violence survivors, advocated for better access to the justice system, empowered survivors to liberate themselves from all forms of violence, and documented cases for policy advocacy. In her presentation, Busayapa will illustrate how SHero operates pro bono legal assistance for gender-based violence survivors via a digital platform, establishes an online knowledge hub and addresses domestic violence, sextortion, and other digital forms of sexual harassment.


speakers' information


About joint organizers

Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres

Founded in 1981, it is a non-partisan and non-religious women's organization. We concern about the situation of grassroots women and promote gender equality in Hong Kong through services, education and advocacy.


Zonta Club of Kowloon

Established since 1977, Zonta Club of Kowloon has organized numerous advocacy & service projects to benefit underprivileged women, abuse victims, the elderly, the young, and the handicapped. We are part of Zonta International whose mission is to ‘Build A Better World for Women and Girls.



The NGO CSW Forum is a civil society gathering parallel to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Over the two weeks of the UN CSW, NGO CSW/NY has organized almost 800 events during the Forum that inform, engage and inspire grassroots efforts and advocacy needed to empower women and girls worldwide. Civil society organizations (CSOs) and activists can engage in the processes and CSW sessions without ECOSOC accreditation or a UN grounds pass.



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