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May 21, 2018

Your donation helps them grow!

Our project HER Hub that launched last year is ongoing. The core members of grantee partners including Teen’s Key, PrideLab, Tin Ti Zok Wai and Virtuous Lady Club participated in 4 sessions of training on project management. They also shared the issues they concern and experiences with one another. With the assistance of voluntary mentors, they are going to implement a project by using the skills they learnt in the training. The 5 mentors who coach the above organizations and come from professions also joined the mentor’s training workshop. They mentioned they have a better understanding on the situation of marginalized women, and they are more dedicated to promoting gender equality.

Meanwhile, we also held the 2nd Inspire Workshop: NGO Governance x Gender Perspective.

Most participants are organizers, core members and Executive Committee members from small groups and self help organizations which concern different issues. Through the sharing by 3 guest speakers - Ms. Christine Fang, Mr. Ng Hang-sau and Ms. Mabel Au, we reflected on and discussed the following points:

- The role and responsibilities of an Executive Committee as an organization trustee;

- The common ambiguity between an Executive Committee and a management team;

- How to deal with and avoid interest conflict of management staff; and

- The importance of governance from gender perspective and increased women participation to promoting gender equality and organizational development.

Thank you very much for your support! Please keep share the news and invite your colleagues, friends and family to donate to support us so that we can raise more women's leaders!

Feb 21, 2018

Women leaders are learning!

Discussion during knowledge exchange
Discussion during knowledge exchange

Kung Hei Fat Choy! I wish you have a prosperous and healthy year! 

With your support, the "Knowledge Exchange: Women’s Leadership and Organizational Development in the Community" was held on 8 Dec 2017 with 100 participants, guests and volunteers attended. Women leaders, funder, and organizers discussed fruitfully on the importance of capacity building for women and how it fostered social changes. It also raised the awareness on the needs and challenges on organizational sustainability of grassroots' organizations. If you know Cantonese, you can view one of the sharing by grassroots women here: https://goo.gl/ffxFWf                   

We are so proud to recruit 11 volunteers in different sectors to be the mentors of 4 organizations to enhance their project management, fundraising and communication skills. 4 of these volunteers attended the first batch of mentor's training and they were so eager to know more about the gender inequality situation and the gender mainstreaming practice in Hong Kong.                                

Core training on project management has just been kickstarted!  4 organizations who concern lesbian, young women, women in poverty, and women's health joined the training and they were very engaged in the training process. We'll give you more update on it later. 

It's just started and we need more resources to keep it sustainable! Please share it to your friends and ask them to join you to support us!

Let's move forward for women's leadership together!

Thank you,
Judy

 

 

Mentor's training
Mentor's training
Presentation during core training
Presentation during core training

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Dec 5, 2016

Final Project Report

Leaders to be the MC of their fundraising event
Leaders to be the MC of their fundraising event

The Project,  lasted for 3 years, has come to its final stage in October 2016. A consultant was hired to conduct a comprehensive evaluation on the project by collecting feedback from the participants, the in-house trainers through individual interviews and focus group method. According to the below 3 objectives of the project, we have achieved encouraging results.

Objectives :

  1. To strengthen the organizational capacities of self-help marginalized women's groups
  2. To empower the fundraising capacity of the self-help marginalized women's groups
  3. To increase society's awareness and support to the vulnerable/marginalized groups in Hong Kong

One organization, due to emergency happened to the chairperson, has suspended their work and thus failed to continue their participation in this project. The remaining two organizations , a sex workers' self help organization and a new immigrant women's organization have achieved amazing change in their organization. From their learning in the core trainings, both had successfully designed their fundraising event and raised over the required amount of USD 1300. We matched the amount with USD 5000, and the sex workers organization used the raised fund to organize a community education program, while the new immigrant women's group to organize a learning exchange for their members to Taiwan new immigrant women's services.

Grassroots leaders of the two organizations have immense growth in their confidence, awareness, knowledge and skills on organizational management, below are quotes from the participants said, "   

at the beginning, I am afraid to express my opinions, now I am more proactive, eager to join in groups and ask questions”

after the training, there is obvious improvement of my skills in facilitating discussion in exco meetings, encouraging their participation in discussion and leading the organization to move forward.”

There was significant positive in their team work within the executive committee, as one said,

“Now our exco can contribute themselves in different parts of the work in the organization. Every one has her specific role to play.”

“Most significant improvement is in dealing with organizational matters, there are more division of work, discussion and can solve problems together in less time.”

As their work became more organized and well managed, they also have improved their communication skills and increase support from the community. The participants said with excitement ,

More people are aware of the activities we organized, such as the fundraising event.”

“Have positive feedback from participants of our community activities.”

Grassroots women leaders are empowered to lead the organizations and are able to recruit new potential members into their executive committee, with their growth and raised in capacities, they are capable to support the development of the organizations and serving more women in the community who are in need of help and support. All these achievements are made possible because of your donations and encouragement ! Thank you so much !!

fundraising dinner organized by the women
fundraising dinner organized by the women
interesting tour fundraise for sex workers' rights
interesting tour fundraise for sex workers' rights
 
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