Thursday, September 10, 2015

Puja Kapai Featured in Photography Exhibition on Ethnic Minority Women

CCPL Director, Puja Kapai is featured in Hong Kong Unison’s photography exhibition, "She says – Photographing Ethnic Minority Women". The exhibition, featuring 17 portraits and stories of women, sets out to break stereotypes and tell the life stories of these women.  What is uncovered is picture upon picture of courage, compassion, strength and grace. “Women are very strong by nature. A woman can handle many things and achieve many things,” said one of the women. The launch ceremony took place on 6 September 2015 and featured guests speakers Ms. Naveed Arjumand (President of Pakistan Women Association HK) and Ms. Dorothy Lee (Secretary General of Hong Kong Catholic Commission for Labour Affairs). The exhibition will run until 19 September 2015 at SoCO269 and has been covered in both English and Chinese press, including the South China Morning Post, Ming Pao Daily News and Sing Tao Daily.
Exhibition Info
Dates: 06/09/2015 – 19/09/2015
Time: Monday-Friday, 16:30-20:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00-20:30 pm
Venue: SoCO269, 1/F, 269 Yu Chau St, Sham Shui Po, (3 min. walk from MTR Sham Shui Po ExitC2)
Admission: Free
Enquiry: 27893246
     Ms Kapai was also featured in the Personality Profile for the September-October issue of VIRSA The Culture Magazine, sharing her view on her advocacy work locally and before international treaty bodies on ethnic minorities and equality in education. VIRSA The Culture is a bimonthly publication that hopes to bring most up to date news to the ethnic minority community in Hong Kong. The magazine sometimes covers aspects on anti-discrimination law as promoted via the Equal Opportunities Commission through their magazine and though predominantly written for an English speaking audience, features contributions in ethnic minority languages such as Hindi and Punjabi. The magazine can be found at http://www.sumdigitalhk.com/#!magazine/galleryPage.

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