Who We Are
Call Mira is a first-of-its-kind support helpline for ethnic minority women in Hong Kong providing them with services in English, Urdu, and Hindi. The helpline will be supported by an online resource portal with information on relevant topics.
Ethnic minority women face many challenges to education and employment in comparison with their male counterparts and Chinese counterparts. Pakistanis, in particular, are 3 times more likely to be victims of poverty than their Chinese counterparts. Many ethnic minority women, governed by traditional familial values and culture, are more likely to be homemakers with limited access and time to learn Cantonese. Some even have trouble understanding and speaking English, preferring to speak only in their native tongue. These varying circumstances can make it difficult for them to make decisions in favor of themselves and their families. Although some of the ethnic minority women have lived in Hong Kong for many years – some for decades – they find themselves marginalized in a city they consider to be their home.
What We Believe
Women should have a channel to get access to information easily.
Ethnic minorities have the right to receive the appropriate help in times of need.
Women can be strong supporters of other women.