Women empowerment
Stories “The world is on your doorstep!” Prof Maria Tam, the anthropologist taking the path few trodden
Maria is Associate Director of the Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media at CUHK’s Institute of Future Cities, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology. Her expertise is in ethnic relations and the sociocultural significance of human movement. Safe to say that Maria, born and bred in Hong Kong, was matched up with the study of anthropology by her times.
Stories From “War on Rape” to “Farm to Table”: Prof Fanny Cheung’s 40 years of driving social change
Prof Fanny Cheung barely took her seat when she started “protesting”; apparently too many interviewers were fixated merely on her early community work in women’s development. A trace of a smile on her lips, the petite professor slowly unravelled to us tales of her “extra-curricular activities”.
Stories It all began with a famine – How the “Banker to the Poor” tackled poverty for half a century
Yunus returned home from the United States in the 1970s to teach. In 1974, Bangladesh suffered from widespread famine. While passionate about education, Yunus could not help but wonder – should he be getting out of the classroom instead of staying an armchair strategist? “But where do I begin?”
Funded Projects Intercultural Education in the Neighbourhood: Sustainable Community Innovation and Women’s Empowerment from the Ground up
A lack of interaction creates misunderstanding, as with Chinese Hongkongers and local ethnic minorities. The team brings together the two in intercultural activities, empowering women of minority communities in particular.
Funded Projects Train the Trainers: Minority girls and Gender Justice
Gender equality seems not as big an issue in Hong Kong, but not so for the Muslim community. The team is empowering Muslim girls to speak about gender issues and women’s rights in a safe space.