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The following non-governmental organizations have kindly agreed to be a partner of student teams, subject to the content and format of the projects.
Established on 8 March 1997, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW) is a non-government charitable organisation that works to raise awareness of sexual violence against women and promotes a gender equal environment. ACSVAW advocates for both the government and the community to provide adequate support to victims, to defend their rights and restore their lives with confidence and dignity.
Contact person: Jacey Kan, Advocacy Officer ([email protected])
*For this Incubation Program, ACSVAW is keen to work on the issue of sexual harassment in the business sector.
Established in 2000, Civic Exchange is an independent Hong Kong public-policy think tank. We use evidence-based research to engage stakeholders, inform public policy, and advance civic education to promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong. Over the past three years, our research has focused on the Hong Kong 2050 is Now initiative, a Hong Kong-based platform for education, collaboration, and action on the climate crisis. We seek to inspire ambitious target setting, induce behavioural change, and mobilise collective action towards a carbon-neutral Hong Kong. We believe a decarbonised city is people-centric, more liveable, healthier, and economically successful. Civic Exchange is regularly ranked among the top 50 environmental think tanks in the world by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Contact person: Simran Sawhney, Research Analyst ([email protected])
Equal Justice 平義社 helps disadvantaged and poor people in Hong Kong to anticipate, prevent, and solve their legal problems. We do that through interconnected programmes of Education, Services and Research. We’re on a mission to close Hong Kong’s justice poverty gap to reduce people’s poverty and hardship. Fundamentally, we believe that everyone should be able to access the law, lawyers and legal solutions, regardless of their economic s
Contact person: Celine DERMINE, Director, Legal Services ([email protected]
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organisation has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat works locally in Hong Kong, in mainland China and across the Asia-Pacific region, to help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.
Contact person: Megumi Harker, Public Policy and Research Manager ([email protected])
Pro Bono HK is an independent Hong Kong based non-profit organisation established in 2014. Our mission is to empower the impoverished, distressed, or vulnerable in our community to access justice so they can access opportunities on an equal footing – free from discrimination and unlawful, unfair, or unjust practices. We help ensure that everyone has the equal protection of the law and that no one is denied the ability to exercise their legal rights under the law due to a lack of financial or other resources.
We run community legal clinics to provide legal advice and assistance to those in need in our community, and develop legal literacy programs such as “Know Your Rights” workshops and training roundtables for front line staff and social workers.
As a charitable tax-exempt entity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, we rely solely on the generosity of ordinary donors and volunteers like you, without whom none of our work is possible.
Contact person: Jo Tse, Centre Manager ([email protected])
WWF is a leading global conservation organization, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through conservation, footprint and education programmes, with the aim of transforming Hong Kong into Asia’s most sustainable city. For more information, please visit: wwf.org.hk
Contact person: Kitty Tam, Assistant Manager, Conservation Policy ([email protected])