Civic Exchange submitted a document in response to the 2013 policy address and 13/14 budget consultation. It covers democratic development, governance, equal opportunities, poverty and gender.
Louisa contributed to the sections on social issues including improving education for people with disabilities/individual learning needs, enhancing workplace diversity and addressing poverty.
Read the submission here.
Louisa Mitchell says civic groups’ good work behind the scenes to advance the rights of people with disabilities needs government support
South China Morning Post, Friday 14 December, 2012
Read the article here: Public progress
Contributed background section, using material from research on how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities, to NGO Community Business’s publication on inclusive recruitment and how to develop internship programmes for students with disabilities.
Published in early December 2012 to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.
To read the publication, click here.
Presented at Institute of Education on how Hong Kong’s universities support students with disabilities
Thursday 15 November 2012, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Topic: Results of research into how Hong Kong’s universities recruit, admit and support students with disabilities and proposals for change.
Presentation in Chinese on students with disabilities Nov 2012
Presentation in English on students with disabilities Nov 2012
Attended NGO Community Business’s ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Asia’ annual conference on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 November 2012.
Delegates from companies, consultancies, NGOS and other organisations across the region and the globe attended. There were sessions on gender, disability and cultural diversity as well as LBGT.
The workshop ‘Disability in the Workplace in Asia’ gave companies new to the issues involved in gaining disability confidence an opportunity to hear first hand from employees with disabilities what they need in order to do their job effectively and to tap expert brains from around the world.
To access the conference website click here.
Louisa Mitchell says Hong Kong’s Paralympic success should inspire a push for equal opportunities for all – in sports and beyond
South China Morning Post, Friday 21 September, 2012
Read the article here: No limits
Presented at Community Business event for companies on recruiting graduates with disabilities
Tuesday 4 September 2012, British Council in Hong Kong
Topic: Results of research into how universities support students with disabilities and the role of the corporate sector in recruiting graduates with disabilities.
Presentation for companies on graduates with disabilities, Sept 2012
For Community Business event site and video clip of presentation click here.
Interviewed for China Daily front page story ‘Disenabling the disabled’
China Daily, Thursday 26 July, 2012
Guo Jiaxue interviews Louisa Mitchell as part of her front page article explaining how difficult it is for people with disabilities in Hong Kong to make it to university.
Presented at the Equal Opportunities Commission to Hong Kong’s universities
Thursday 24 May 2012, Equal Opportunities Commission, Hong Kong
Topic: Results of research into how Hong Kong’s universities support students with disabilities and proposed next steps.
Presentation to universities at EOC, May 2012
How to match leading universities in assisting disabled students to study
Louisa Mitchell says that to be truly world-class, Hong Kong’s universities must embrace diversity and follow the best-practice of other leading universities across the globe
Hong Kong Economic Times, Tuesday 8 May, 2012
Read the article here: 看齊頂級大學 助殘疾求學
Daunting obstacles to the full university experience
Louisa Mitchell urges better support for undergraduates with disabilities
South China Morning Post, Thursday 22 March, 2012
Read the article here: Daunting obstacles