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The FCC Marks International Women’s Day

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong is marking International Women’s Day, offering events all month long to honour this year’s theme — announced by the United Nations — of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world.”

We’re kicking off with back-to-back talks on March 8 and 9 about women covering war in the Philippines and Vietnam, shattering stereotypes and overcoming cultural barriers in their wake.

And throughout Monday, we’ll be toasting to our vibrant female members with special drinks and canapes.

For the rest of March, hear from more female newsmakers and experts about pressing issues around the world, including where the #MeToo movement stands and how to handle pandemic misinformation. We’ll be updating our speakers’ series page as more guests are confirmed:

Through outreach activities, the club also seeks to empower women across all sectors of society. In January, we hosted a personal finance workshop for Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers, who are facing unprecedented pressures during the pandemic.

Beyond events, the FCC is mentoring promising female journalists through the Claire Hollingworth fellowship, which is now in its second year. Hollingworth, who was a club member for 40 years, led a trailblazing war-correspondent career that took her to Europe, North Africa and Asia. She is best known for the scoop of the century, breaking the story of Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939 while working for the Daily Telegraph.

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