Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Why a United Nations discussion of South Africa’s gender inequality problem will be led by a Hong Kong teenager

  • Ballerina Erita Chen performed for the Denis Goldberg Foundation in South Africa, then was stuck there for six months because of a coronavirus lockdown
  • While working with a charity feeding poor families she became aware of gender-based violence in townships. That led her to propose a UN discussion on the issue

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Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Erita Lee Acham Chen at Hong Kong International School in Tai Tam, Hong Kong. While performing in South Africa last year, the ballerina became aware of the country’s many gender-based issues and decided to do something about it. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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