For the last seven months, I have been helping Justice Centre as a volunteer to support Voices for Protection – an innovative advocacy and human rights training programme to provide refugees with the skills, tools, platform and opportunities to engage in advocacy and become their own change-makers in the community. Through the generous funding of HER Fund, we are pleased to announce a special intake of Voices for Protection adapted for women
The “force” is an energy field which is created by, surrounds and penetrates all living things and binds them together (at least in the fictional universe of Star Wars). I have always believed I have that force in me. Okay, I’ll admit I am a geek. But isn’t the idea that your life can light up the life of another person epically poetic?
I remember hearing about Ai Wei Wei’s landscape of “Sunflower seeds” when it was exhibited at the Tate Modern in London in 2010, and wondering how such a simple concept – a tiny sunflower seed – could be the catalyst for a large scale installation that would be so powerful and influential. Londoners were captivated at the intricacy of the 100 million handcrafted porcelain “seeds”, weighing a total of over 150 tons and spread over 10cm deep at the gallery.
The word ‘law’ often connotes interns working late into the night, law students reading endless stacks of paperwork, and associates downing their third cup of coffee as they stare at the piles of briefs weighing down their desks. As a 15-year-old girl, it was hard to imagine that the legal aspects of my experience in the Young Advocates’ Programme with Justice Centre would be the parts that exhilarated me the most.
Last year, I wrote a blog saying that Hong Kong was “in denial” about human trafficking in its borders. This was in response to the government’s reaction to being ranked at Tier 2, once again, in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, in a press release where the administration asserted: “there is no sign or evidence showing that Hong Kong is becoming a source, a destination or a place of transit for human trafficking activities.”
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