HER Fund

HER Fund was set up on March 8, 2004 by a group of women activists in honour of International Women's Day. Our main objective is to raise funds and give grants to support work by women, with women and for women in Hong Kong. Next to this, an important aspect of our work is to raise awareness of women's position and rights in Hong Kong. Our mission is mobilizing resources and investing in empowering women and girls to create change in communities for gender equality.
Jun 9, 2015

Apply Learnings into Practice, the DIY project

The 3 sessions of Program Design training were successfully held in April and May. 3 self-help women’s groups with 19 core members participating in the training felt that the training was very useful to their work. 84% of the participants rated 8 or above in the 10 points-score expressing that they have now more confidence to work on developing a proposal and designing a program for their organization. They shared that the learning was useful and they can now try to plan in a more systematic way, knowing the steps and framework of designing a program. After the training, the 3 groups will move on to design a program to be carried out to meet the needs of their members and women in the community – the DIY program. They will raise 1300 USD by themselves and a matching grant of 5000 USD will be given to each group to implement the program they designed.

The sex workers group is planning to run an educational program targeting the public to understand “sex work is work”; the new immigrant women’s group is developing a program to expand their services and organizing work in a new district area; and the grassroots women’s group is going to develop a program on peer support work.

This capacity building process aims to enhance their application of learning into their day-to-day work in the organization so that they have the ability to help more women in need. Your donation definitely can help make this happen and surely we will share more with you as they move on to running the DIY programs in the coming months. Thank you !

Mar 24, 2015

She continues to learn and grow with your donation

interactive learning exercise
interactive learning exercise

The capacity building project has proceeded into the 2nd phase where grassroots women participants will be having the 2nd round of training on Program Design and Implementation. In the past, they organized programs usually on a responsive and tasks-driven orientation. The coming training is to enhance their capacity to plan systematically on the programs that they are going to implement in the coming year, with a well thought objectives and able to integrate into their broader vision and missions of their organization. This training is especially unique as after the training, they will be given a practice opportunity to implement their self-designed program developed through the training with a small grant. We aimed through this way, they will be able to integrate what they have learned from the training into their actual work. 

The grassroots women's mutual organizations participating in this project are the least resourceful and marginalized groups in Hong Kong. Strengthening their capacities can help to bring their work and voices more visible in our society. Your donations can surely make a difference to improving their situation. Thank you !

Dec 30, 2014

Change is Happening!

After the first phase of the training completed, core members of the participating organizations applied the knowledge and skills they have learnt to operate their organization's activities. New leadership emerged as some active members felt more confident in themselves to manage the organization and were willing to  shoulder greater responsiblity to help developing the organization. They started to design their own fundraising activities and became more aware of developing a good system of planning and reporting within the organizations. Division of work amongst the committee members were more clear than before, and they could work more effectively as a team to carry out their programs and services. They also realized the need to nurture new members in their organizations and provide space for them to participate in helping the work of the organizations. The mutual help spirit within the organization became stronger, and the members of the participating groups are more committed than before.

The second phase of the training will start in March 2015 and we need your continuous donation to keep running the capacity building program. Thank you !!

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