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The Women's Foundation, Hong Kong

The Women's Foundation in Hong Kong

The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong, headed by CEO Fiona Nott, funds the TWF Hong Kong Scholarship Scheme for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies. 

TWF is a non-profit organisation established in 2004 and dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Hong Kong through innovative research, impactful community programmes, and education, media engagement and advocacy. The TWF's three key focus areas are challenging gender stereotypes, increasing the number of women in decision-making and leadership positions, and empowering women in poverty to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Read more about the TWF's ground-breaking projects.

 

Current TWF Scholar

Ms Kylie LuiMs Kylie Lui is the TWF Scholar for 2018-19 and the sixth student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Kylie's research dissertation is entitled A History of Popular Culture and Anorexia Nervosa.

   

 

 

Recipients of the TWF Hong Kong Scholarship

 

Ms Xinlei Sha (TWF Scholar, 2017-18) 

Ms Xinlei Sha

“I would like to thank the Women’s Foundation Hong Kong for offering me a full scholarship to complete the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies programme at the Centre for Gender Studies in 2017-18. It was a life-changing journey to explore diverse subjects related to gender with my excellent teachers and classmates. I felt so lucky to realise my treasured dream of delving into the issues related to gender and politics. My fondest experience was the opportunity to design and conduct ethnographic research on Chinese female sex workers in Hong Kong. In addition to this, I appreciated that our class actively engaged in organising a Decolonise Gender Studies Reading Group in which we read and discussed social and political problems faced by the most marginalised populations. I appreciate all the training and challenges that helped me improve my research skills and achieve a resilient and disciplined academic working life, in order to serve the purpose of transferring knowledge and aiding minority communities. Studying gender is about more than raising awareness; I have learned to commit myself to future work concerning human rights and social interests of subaltern communities.”

Ms Xinlei Sha was the fifth student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in 2017-18. Xinlei's research dissertation was entitled A Subculture of Sex Workers in Hong Kong.

  

Ms Miu Yin Wong (TWF Scholar, 2016-17)

Miu Yin Wong

 "The MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies has provided a solid theoretical training, which has sharpened my capacity for rigorous gender analysis. The multi-disciplinary training has not only come from the courses (especially the text seminars) but also the in-depth intellectual discussions with classmates, which I have particularly enjoyed. The University of Cambridge has provided me with numerous opportunities to learn from the most prominent global scholars, to participate in seminars, workshops and conferences, and to engage in profound academic and social debates.  Studying at Cambridge has been a life-changing experience for me. Coming from an underprivileged family, I would not have had this opportunity without the generous support from The Women's Foundation, Hong Kong (TWF). I would like to express my sincere gratitude to TWF for supporting young scholars to strive for their dreams and fight for gender equality."

Ms Miu Yin Wong was the fourth student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in 2016-17. Miu Yin's research dissertation was entitled LGBT Right Advocacy in Hong Kong’s Democratic Movement.

  

Ms Tsz Lam Ngai (TWF Scholar, 2015-16)

Ms Tsz Lam Ngai

"The MPhil programme provided me with a lot of chances to discuss gender research with academics from diverse academic backgrounds. It also offered a stimulating environment, which cultivated the debates about different methodological and theoretical approaches that suited our specialised research interests in gender. Reading the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge is truly a fruitful and enjoyable experience”.                                                                   

Ms Tsz Lam Ngai was the third student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in 2015-16. Tsz Lam's research dissertation was entitled Women in Politics and Media: A Critical Study of News Representation of Women Politicians during the Umbrella Movement in Post-handover Hong Kong.

 

Mr Jacky Ching Lok Tse (TWF Scholar, 2014-15) 

Mr Jacky Tse

 "Studying Gender Studies at Cambridge is one of my greatest blessings in life. I am privileged to have met and learnt from a number of exceptional academic staff and visiting scholars, and the really nice group of classmates who specialise in diverse, interesting and innovative research projects examining different aspects of gender. I am inspired to continue my academic journey in Gender Studies and I hope to enhance gender equality in my society through my future research." 

Mr Jacky Ching Lok Tse was the second student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in 2014-15. Jacky's research dissertation was entitled Gender in Chinese Folktales.

 

Ms Mandy Leung Hoi Yan (TWF Scholar, 2013-14) 

Ms Mandy Leung

"The MPhil provides a unique multi-disciplinary approach to studying gender, which is both challenging and rewarding. I have had the opportunity to discuss cutting edge research and classic texts with expert scholars from across a broad range of topic areas, such as philosophy, physiology, literature, business studies, and many more."  

Ms Mandy Leung Hoi Yan was the first student to be awarded The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Scholarship to study for the MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies in 2013-14. Mandy's research dissertation was entitled Rape in Hong Kong: power, privilege and culture in legal discourse.

 

 

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