About Us

Gender Task Force

The Faculty of Arts Gender Task Force was established by the Dean of Arts in December 2015 to review practices, procedures, policies and the overall climate within units with respect to gender in the Faculty. It will present its recommendations in June 2016.

Members of the Gender Task Force include:

Professor Gina Marchetti (Chair)

Dr Lucas Klein (School of Chinese)

Dr Jessica Valdez (School of English)

Dr Roslyn Hammers (School of Humanities)

Dr Janet Borland (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

Dr Li Chong (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

Dr Joanna Lee (Centre for Applied English Studies)

Dr Wai Ting Siok, Associate Dean (Postgraduate) – ex officio member

Ms Georgina Challen (Secretary)

Ms Zhang Xuehong (Research Assistant)

To facilitate its review, the Task Force set up four subcommittees to focus on specific areas. For a full list of sub-committee members, please click here

Bibliography of recent articles on gender issues, please click here

Gender equality initiatives at institutions around the world, please click here 

University of Cambridge Gender Action Plan 2014, please click here


Gender Equality in Higher Education: An Elusive Goal?

Professor Carole J. Petersen

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8aMl9FKGCQ 

Unconscious Bias Workshop

Dr Jane Horan

Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

Time: 12:30-14:00

Venue: Room LG.62, Lower Ground Floor, Centennial Campus


        Gender Task Force Forum

         Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

         Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

          Venue: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower

Please direct your enquiries and comments to: Ms Georgina Challen (gchallen@hku.hk)

Related links:

Women’s Studies Research Centre:


HeforShe Initiative at HKU:



Hong Kong Women Filmmakers:


Women at Cambridge: