Organization: Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women
Nature: Flag-selling for fundraising
Details: 1 in 7 women in Hong Kong have experienced sexual violence.* Victims of sexual violence are closer than we think. If witnessed sexual violence, would you give the victim a hand?
According to the research study “Investigation of MTR Indecent Assault and Clandestine Photo-taking Cases” **, only 4% of 70 witnesses of sexual violence took action to help and support the victims (which includes reporting to police and MTR staff).
We know that a lack of concern is not the reason that people turn a blind eye, but most lack the knowledge, and feel embarrassed, to offer help or take action in public – but this leaves the victim helpless.
In order to raise public awareness to sexual violence and encourage the witness to stand up for the victims, the Association is using “Turning a blind eye again” as this year’s Flag Day theme (New Territories on 1st Aug, 2015).
We believe that with your support, we can work together to eliminate sexual violence!
* A Survey on Hong Kong Women’s experience of Sexual Violence 2013
** Research interviewed opinions of 537 respondents and was conducted by Women-Friendly Environment Group under the Association, from Oct to Nov 2012.
Date: 1st August 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00am – 12:00nn
Venue: New Territories Districts
Registration: Please register through Online Registration.
If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact us by [email protected] or call our hotline at 2392 2569.
Donation: HSBC 015-666761-838 (download the form)
(Donation of HK$50 or above receive a limited edition Flag Day pin. Donation of HK$150 or above receive a limited edition Flag Day tote bag. Both gifts are not for sale and will be given out on a first come, first served basis.)
Source: Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women (ACSVAW)