Advocacy Chairman Winnie Teoh invited Club President Cecilia Kuk to present the check to Sisi Liu, representing Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities.

Zonta Club of Kowloon to sponsor research on women’s experiences of violence in Hong Kong

Violence against women is a global concern and updated statistical data in Hong Kong is severely lacking for policy planning and prevention work. The need for scientific research study on domestic violence and sexual violence in Hong Kong is urgently called for.

The Zonta Club of Kowloon is pleased to announce sponsorship of a research project named “Women’s experiences of violence in Hong Kong” proposed by the Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities. This coalition is a working group formed by eight non-governmental organizations focusing on women issues in Hong Kong.

The role of the Zonta Club of Kowloon is both a sponsor and a joint advocate. The research will be developed by Associate Professor Annie CHAN Hau Nung from Lingnan University.

The whole research will take the form of a questionnaire survey to collect responses from 1200 respondents as well as six focus group interviews. After completion, the report will make recommendations for improvement in the policy on combating violence against women and remedies to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The Hong Kong government and relevant government bodies such as police, hospital authority, Department of Justice, Social Welfare Department, social welfare organizations and civil rights societies can use the research findings to improve their planning polices and servicing for victims.

When completed, the report will be sent to relevant government bodies and advisory bodies, members of the Legislative Council, political parties and women’s groups. A press conference is planned around Women's Day 2022 and a representative of the Zonta Club of Kowloon will be invited to attend. 

A check presentation ceremony was held during the Zonta club’s business meeting on 27 February.