While children in Hong Kong can enjoy their campus life, girls in Cambodia are forced into early marriages because of poverty and cultural norms, exposing themselves to threats like sexual violence, complications during pregnancy and childbirth and dropping out of school. Kanie Siu, CEO of Plan International Hong Kong, met with three child brides in... Read More
Plan International Hong Kong – City University of Hong Kong Youth Conference 2018 was successfully held last Saturday (29 September 2018) at the City University of Hong Kong. A total of 62 students, from different secondary schools and the Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong, spoke about various international... Read More
Loan, a grade 5 student now living in a brand new dormitory is very happy to go to school. Thinking back to the journey when she had to spend 3-4 hours hours to walk to/ from school under scorching heat and severe cold, Loan is still terrified. At that time, she even wanted to drop... Read More
It has been a while since schools started and hopefully students are settling in well after the long summer break. In Hong Kong, we tend to take education for granted but for girls in Cambodia, they are forced to drop out of school and get married because of poverty, and are exposed to threats like... Read More
Plan International Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL, Faculty of Law) jointly organised an international conference on ‘Safeguarding Children’s Best Interests: Translating policies into local practices —combating violence against children’ on 8 September 2018 at the University of Hong Kong. Given the establishment of Hong Kong’s... Read More
Guangnan County of Yunnan Province has been affected by heavy rains since early September, triggering severe floods and landslides. Five people are reported dead and 15 are missing among the large number of affected population. At least 22 schools are damaged by the floods hence disrupting over 1,200 school children’s learning.
A series of earthquakes have rocked Lombok Island, the famous tourist destination in Indonesia, with the biggest, on Sunday 5 August, measuring magnitude 6.9. Over 430 people were killed and nearly 1,400 people were injured. The deadly tremor – accompanied by dozens of aftershocks – has caused widespread damage. In the most affected area of... Read More