HeForShe at HKU
HeForShe IMPACT Champion Scholarships
The HeForShe IMPACT Champion Scholarships, offered each year from 2017 onwards, will enable students from economically deprived backgrounds to receive a fully-funded, quality undergraduate education at HKU, in the hope of reducing barriers against social mobility and to promote gender equity for access to higher education in less developed countries.
HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 on UN Web TV
HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Inaugural University Parity report Launch - The first progress report since 10 global universities publicly announced bold commitments to achieve gender parity by 2020. (Press Release)
Revisit at http://webtv.un.org/media/press-conferences/watch/launch-the-heforshe-impact-10x10x10-university-parity-report-press-conference-20-september-2016/5133660401001 (President Mathieson speaks at 18:19 in the webstream)
HKU 2016 Idea-thon
The 3 shortlisted solution pitches:
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Views and Thoughts:
"The voices of marginalized girls, such as the daughters of migrant families, LBT girls, teenage mothers, pregnant teenagers, and other groups often go unheard....." read More
Statement from the East Asia Sub-regional Conference on Human Rights & Dignity of Asian Girls
“HKU’s commitment to HeForShe is “to be part of something which I think is exciting, timely, important, interesting and empowering....."read more
Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor
"...we have come a long way on this front since compulsory education was established in 1978. Today, girls in Hong Kong have ample opportunities for education....Nevertheless, we still lack female role models in many areas of leadership, including across the academic, business, professional, government, and even political sectors....."read more
Dr York Y.N. Chow, Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission