BPWHK’s Advocacy Chair, Judy Tam, gave an gender equality talk in Community Shaper 2030 Forum on 15th Aug 2020.
The Forum is a social innovation hackathon-based event, connecting talented youths to raise awareness on inclusion, accessibility, and other social issues. Judy highlighted the major local and global gender inequality landscape & emphasized advocacy opportunities to improve the wellbeings of women with regard to United Nations’s SDG Goals.
The Hong Kong Association of Business and Professional Women (BPW Hong Kong), is an affiliate of BPW International, founded in Geneva in 1930. Since 1947, BPW International has maintained consultative status with the UN via ECOSOC. The primary purpose of BPW is the professional and economic empowerment of women, through UN advocacy and local actions, networking, and skills development. The work of BPW Hong Kong falls under 3 main categories: advocacy, community initiatives, and professional development. BPW Hong Kong advocates women’s issues with special foci on UN's SDG Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Equal Pay, Wellbeings, and Women in Leadership.
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