ASsist- Empowerment through Exchange aims at resolving the onerousness of the Unified Screening Mechanism (USM) by providing information sessions for new asylum seekers and compiling a database for duty lawyers. It strives to streamline the USM process for the stakeholders and to enhance public awareness about the plight of asylum seekers.
- To improve asylum seekers’ knowledge about the USM process, ascertained by participants attaining 80% correct in a short refection quiz postworkshop;
- To strengthen duty lawyers’ confdence and ability in substantiating USM claims by 20%, ascertained through a pre- and post- workshop quantitative survey; and
- To enhance the Hong Kong general public’s awareness about the plight of asylum seekers in Hong Kong by reaching 1000 people within 12 months at our workshops determined by actual attendance.
- Bin Azhar Abdullah, The University of Hong Kong
- Chan Jing Lin Stephanie, The University of Hong Kong
- Leung Hoi Yan Holly, The University of Hong Kong
- Mak Lai Hang, The University of Hong Kong