Women in Hong Kong are taking a bigger role in the protest movement that has gripped the city since June 9. Photo: Reuters

#ProtestToo: the women at the forefront of Hong Kong’s anti-government movement

  • Female protesters are increasingly facing off against police amid escalating violence during the city’s summer of discontent
  • Some say the movement has helped change stereotypes but it has also seen reports of sexual violence and other forms of harassment
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Women in Hong Kong are taking a bigger role in the protest movement that has gripped the city since June 9. Photo: Reuters
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.