Ruby Lai Yuet Tung via UN Online Volunteers Service:
EQUALITY CULTURE PERSPECTIVES FROM HONG KONG
The culture we discussed was from Hong Kong. We focused on the traditional values towards the female in terms of their gender role, e.g. family first, male more important than female and also how did the introduction of Western culture help to shape the public policies which promote gender equality.
Cross-posted from the website of SAFIGI Outreach Foundation LTD.
ABOUT EQUALITY CULTURE
Equality Culture is a podcast by SAFIGI Outreach Foundation (Safety First for Girls). The discussions on the intersection between Culture and Gender Equality build on SAFIGIs goal for SDG 5 – gender equality and equity, and SDG 11- safer cities. The safety of girls begins with a safe space to talk about what is working in our culture and what needs to be improved.
Culture and various traditions play an integral part of a people who share common everyday experiences. It is a unifying factor which gives each group identity and sense of belonging detailing the rich history of where people originated from. Many fight and die to preserve their culture and traditions. With globalization, environmental changes and development consistently spreading globally, it has become apparent that some traditional practices promote equal thriving of human beings while others pose a threat to equality and the upholding of human rights.
The #EqualityCulture discussions from across the globe will challenge us to think critically about equality from views of different cultures, thereby creating the first step to a more equal and safer world while embracing our unique values.
This project also aims at bringing volunteers from across the globe to experience a cultural exchange and identify positive traditions as well as speak with one voice supporting the empowerment of females regardless of where you live or what you look like.
SAFIGI Outreach Foundation is a regular contribution partner and collaborator of Women Chapter. To learn more about their mission and current projects, visit: https://www.safetyfirstforgirls.org/