The Hong Kong Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities has held an ‘AntiELAb #MeToo Rally’ on 28th August 2019 at Chater Garden, Central. Various victim-survivors of sexual violence in the the ‘Anti-Extradition Bill Movement’, representatives from concern groups and individuals have spoken on stage at the rally.Read More
The Association has been made aware of a police arrest incident that involved sexual violence at the early morning on 5th August at the peripheral of Tin Shui Wai police station. Upon the arrest, the protester’s outer and inner garments was forcefully removed, the protester was then carried into the police station in a way that her private parts were exposed to the press and the public for an extended period of time. The Association considers the arrest was made with excessive force that resulted in damaging the dignity of the protestor, depriving her right to bodily autonomy, and is an act of sexual violence. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the threat and use of sexual violence in any situation.Read More
The #metoo tsunami has led to greater awareness and a change of behaviours in many Western countries. In Asia, such as Hong Kong, China and Japan it has barely made a ripple. The brave women who have filed complaints have suffered victim blaming, family stigma and media bullying. Is speaking out really worth it? We ask this question and more with our panellist – women who have sacrificed their own personal reputations to ensure many more people are safe.Read More
Linda Wong, executive director of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW), said on Thursday that the group supported the report.
“I appreciate the [proposed] amendment by the Law Reform Commission,” Wong said. “We also receive a lot of questions from women, for example, whether the law can tackle women being photographed while breastfeeding?”
The Association welcomes the recent release of Report on Voyeurism and Non-consensual Upskirt Photography by the Law Reform Commission (LRC) on the 30th April 2019. The Association would anticipate the proposed legal reform can be implemented as soon as possible to patch the current legal loopholes.Read More
The Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women would express its anticipation and concerns towards the release of the Law Reform Commission's Report on Voyeurism and Non-consensual upskirt-photography on 30th April 2019.Read More
RainLily launched a major report, ‘The living evidence of sexual violence against women in Hong Kong: A retrospective study of RainLily’s crisis services (2000-2018)’ at the report launch seminar at the City University of Hong Kong.Read More
The “one-stop” model has proven successful in other countries. In Taipei City Hospital’s Renai Branch in Taiwan, the average wait time at their one-stop crisis centre is seven hours – two hours for medical processing and five hours for police processing, according to Dr Chan Chying-chuan, chairperson of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital.
“The provision of [a] further accessible, assuring, less lengthy and less traumatising environment for survivors can allow them to be more confident in seeking medical help and judicial justice as early as possible,” the RainLily spokesperson explained. “Through reducing systematic secondary trauma, we believe more survivors will be encouraged to come forward.”
Judicial, medical, and social services are equally vital and closely intersecting in the handling of sexual violence incidents…Read More
The Symposium on Sexual Violence in Asia is co-organised by The Centre for Criminology, the Department of Sociology, The School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong and RainLily. With regional and international experts in the field to share experience and latest information on pushing forward one-stop sexual violence support service, and advocacy in policy reform.Read More
ONE out of SEVEN women in Hong Kong have experienced sexual violence. RainLily premiered ‘The Best Actress’ ad during this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards presentation ceremony, imploring all of us to step up against sexual violence. The three stories appeared in the ad are all real-life cases, including: child sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and workplace sexual harassment.Read More