Doing Equality Consciously: Understanding Unconscious Bias and Its Role and Implications in the Achievement of Equality in Hong Kong and Asia
– Research Launch –
11 October, 2019 (Friday), 16:00-17:30
Room 7.23, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,
Centennial Campus, HKU
This study is part of a larger project on unconscious bias and is the first phase of a long-term endeavour to develop a better understanding of unconscious bias in Hong Kong and Asia as well as develop contextualised approaches to effectively tackle such biases. This initial phase of the project was funded by the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and housed at HKU’s Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC) and the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL).
Author: Puja Kapai, Convenor, Women’s Studies Research Centre
Puja Kapai is an Associate Professor of Law at HKU where she serves as the Convenor of WSRC and is also a Fellow and former Director of CCPL. She is also a founding member of the Everywoman Everywhere Coalition, which grew out of the Initiative on Violence against Women at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Puja has led several research grants and has published widely on issues including the rights of ethnic minorities, gender-based violence, children’s rights, freedom of religion, hate speech and building just and inclusive societies. She was awarded the International Women of Courage Hong Kong Award in 2015, the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016 and its Knowledge Exchange Award in 2017 in recognition of her contribution to teaching and the impact of her research and advocacy work in the community. She has presented her research findings before various government bodies and has regularly appeared before Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and United Nations treaty bodies to present on issues impacting ethnic minorities, women and children and other human rights issues. She teaches Multiculturalism and the Law and Law and Social Justice at the Intersections of Gender, Race, Religion and Sexuality.