Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Puja Kapai Discusses Status of Hong Kong's Ethnic Minorities with Consul Generals

On 18 January 2016, The Zubin Foundation organised a Consul General Roundtable to discuss the status of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong with Consul Generals and their colleagues from Great Britain, Pakistan, India and Philippines and invited Puja Kapai, Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law to share her work and views. The British Consul General Caroline Wilson hosted the CG Roundtable at her residence. The meeting raised awareness of the plight of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong and this led to a constructive dialogue, facilitated by Shalini Mahtani, Co-founder of The Zubin Foundation, on how Hong Kong can learn from and share experiences with overseas countries. Amongst the topics discussed was the terminology used to define "ethnic minorities”, how to empower ethnic minority women and the need for wider engagement of different stakeholders in addressing these issues in Hong Kong. 
    Puja has also been invited by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam to present her findings and recommendations from her recent work on The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997-2014 to the Special Needs Taskforce of the Commission on Poverty on 20 January 2016.  Click here to learn more about the "The Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997-2014” Report.

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