28 February 2022

Teen’s Key February Newsletter

How is Teen’s Key coping with Omicron?

Despite the pandemic is overwhelming, we stay strong with our young women & girls to overcome this hard time.

Highlights of the month

  • Hybrid & WFH mode is still ON under the present situation. We can’t see our girlsin-person but our zoom workshops & 24/7 crisis hotline still continue.
  • Thank you Pro Bono HK offering us a roundtable workshop to our frontline social workers, providing us the latest comprehensive legislative information to young women and protect their legal rights.
  • We did a ‘critical needs in Omicron’ survey with our girls & young moms, direct responses indicating over 62% are under strict quarantine alone & without enough necessities supplies.
  • In react to the emergency need, our team has start packing #YouAreNotAlone anti-pandemic emergency self-care pack to young moms & girls esp. those living alone and without social capital & neighbor support.

Help grassroots young moms & girls esp. those living alone @ subdivided flat/ deprived environment in Omicron.

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IWD2022 #Break the Bias

#IWD2022 is coming, theme is “Break the Bias” this year. What is the history behind it?
Why should we celebrate this day even under Omicron?

Our girls (Teen’s Key artists) tailored made a IG filter & sticker set for corporates & friends to do public engagement/ fundraise campaigns for Teen’s Key. Get contact to learn more! Join the Movement.

In 1908, about 15,000 women rallied and marched in the USA to protest against employers’ exploitation of women workers’ rights and fight for women’s right to vote. After that march, the Socialist Party of America proclaimed “National Women’s Day” in 1909. Later, Clara Zetki, the German women’s movement leader, proposed to upgrade National Women’s Day in the United States to International Women’s Day, making her an indispensable figure in the history of the feminist movement. Teen’s Key, as a local charity supporting vulnerable young women & girls for more than 10 years to advocate for young women’s autonomy and reproductive rights, we have seen how these commemorative days and international conventions promoting gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights can facilitate the women-empowerment movement.

However, we feel an urgent need to right the inequality not just in words, but also in practice. Under the global pandemic, we know this isn’t an easy time for anyone especially our local young women & girls in Hong Kong. Those girls we are supporting are from grassroots & marginalized background. There is a lot of fear and concerns among the community. Teen’s Key will continue to work with young girls to promote gender equality and create an inclusive society. JOIN US.

“It's now the time to Break the Bias - International Women's Day”
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