Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF will host “Say Yes to Breastfeeding – Acknowledgement Ceremony” for promoting a better environment for breastfeeding in the local community

 

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF will host “Say Yes to Breastfeeding – Acknowledgement Ceremony” for promoting a better environment for breastfeeding in the local community

 

Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK is giving a speech ©UNICEF HK/2021 ©UNICEF HK/2021

Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK is giving a speech ©UNICEF HK/2021

Hong Kong, December 17, 2021– The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) hosted “Say Yes to Breastfeeding – Acknowledgement Ceremony” today to acknowledge corporations and organizations for supporting breastfeeding in Hong Kong.

Officiating Guests including Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health, Mr. Ricky Chu Man-Kin, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EoC), Dr. Lo Yim Chong, Vice-chairperson of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK, Dr. Ko Wing Man and Dr. Barbara Lam, Council Members of UNICEF HK attended the ceremony today.

Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health stated, “UNICEF HK has been initiating and promoting breastfeeding for many years.

In accordance with the Breastfeeding Survey 2021, sustaining breastfeeding, in particular exclusive breastfeeding, has faced multiple challenges due to the pandemic. I wish the general public can continue to provide positive influence and support to breastfeeding mothers.”

Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK stated, “UNICEF HK has recently launched a new strategy in promoting ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ – to work closely with chambers of commerce, welfare institutions and business associations to further promote breastfeeding to over 3,000 corporate members and 20,000 professionals.  I am expecting the new strategy will further our advocacy with the local community and build a much stronger and more sophisticated breastfeeding environment in Hong Kong.”

Mr. Ricky Chu Man-Kin, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EoC) said, “the amendment to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (“SDO”) in June this year to prohibit breastfeeding discrimination and provide legal protection marked an important milestone.” 

Dr. Ko Wing Man, Council Member of UNICEF HK stated, “raising a child is not only a family and mother’s responsibility but also a

Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health is giving a speech ©UNICEF HK/2021

Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health is giving a speech
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shared responsibility of the community. I wish the community can lend more support to breastfeeding mothers.”

At the ceremony, UNICEF HK officially launched its new ‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ website (sayyestobreastfeeding.hk), a convenient instrument for mothers to search for useful information and facilities most nearby among the 400+ public breastfeeding friendly locations.  UNICEF HK also acknowledged corporations and organizations for supporting breastfeeding in the local community.

‘Say Yes to Breastfeeding’ is a community supported campaign initiated by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, in collaboration with the Food and Heath Bureau and Department of Health.  We aim to educate the public on mothers’ needs for support in the community in order to sustain breastfeeding; cultivate a positive public attitude towards breastfeeding in the workplace and premises; and to provide mothers with better community support for sustaining breastfeeding.

(From left to right) Dr. Lo Yim Chong,Vice-chairperson of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, Dr. Ko Wing Man, Council Member of UNICEF HK, Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health, Dr. Barbara Lam, Council Member of UNICEF HK and Mr. Ricky Chu Man-Kin, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EoC) officiated the ceremony ©UNICEF HK/2021

(From left to right) Dr. Lo Yim Chong,Vice-chairperson of Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, Dr. Ko Wing Man, Council Member of UNICEF HK, Ms. Judy Chen, Chairman of UNICEF HK, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health, Dr. Barbara Lam, Council Member of UNICEF HK and Mr. Ricky Chu Man-Kin, Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EoC) officiated the ceremony
©UNICEF HK/2021

Group photo with participating guests ©UNICEF HK/2021

Group photo with participating guests
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About Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) was founded in 1986 and was established as an independent local non-government organization to raise funds through public donations, corporate partnerships and special events, etc. to support UNICEF’s work. UNICEF HK also promotes and advocates for children’s rights through organizing education and youth programs in Hong Kong.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF

Youk Huang       Tel: 2836 2929    Email: [email protected]

Christabella Wong       Tel: 2836 2905           Email: [email protected]

Appendix Table 1:

List of recognized companies/organizations (in no particular order)

Most Responsive Partners

Premises    Workplaces
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • C.H.K.C. Building Management Limited
  • Sun Ferry Services Company Limited

 

  •  Momcare Education Limited
  •  Royal Plaza Hotel
  •  The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

 

Most Intensive Contributors

Premises    Workplaces
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Sun Ferry Services Company Limited
  • YOHO Mall
  •    CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited
  •    Prince Jewellery and Watch Company Limited
  •    The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

 

Most Loyal Patrons

Premises    Workplaces
  • ELEMENTS
  • Fortune Metropolis
  • Sun Ferry Services Company Limited
  •   CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited
  •   Convenience Retail Asia Limited
  •   Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel
  •   Royal Park Hotel
  •   Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
  •   The Bank of East Asia, Limited
  •   The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong
  •   The Luxe Manor
  •   The University of Hong Kong

Appendix Table 2:
List of corporates newly pledged as breastfeeding friendly premises or workplaces (in no particular order)

Breastfeeding Friendly Premises (Gold Label)
  • Alva Hotel by Royal
  • Primecare Paediatric Wellness Centre
  • Hysan Property Management Ltd – Hysan Place
  • Hysan Property Management Ltd – Leighton Centre
  • Hysan Property Management Ltd – Lee Garden One
  • Hysan Property Management Ltd – Lee Garden Two
  • Hysan Property Management Ltd – Lee Garden Three
  • Hong Kong Arts Centre
  • Yue Man Square
Breastfeeding Friendly Premises (Blue Label)
  • King Parrot Group
  • Light Medic-Art Centre Limited (LightMAC)
  • Yi-Ming Design
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
  • a|n Gallery
  • Alva Hotel by Royal
  • Aoyuan Healthy Life Group Company Limited
  • BEAUSKIN Medical
  • BNET-TECH Company Limited
  • China CITIC Bank International Limited
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited
  • Dr. Kong Footcare Limited
  • EC Healthcare
  • Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association
  • HK Picture Bookstore NICE Training Centre Limited
  • Hong Kong Women Teachers’ Organization
  • King Parrot Group
  • Momax Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
  • New York Medical Group
  • Primecare Paediatric Wellness Centre
  • SEA HORSE (H.K.) LTD.
  • Specialists Central
  • Stan Group (Holdings) Limited
  • Sunshine House International Pre-school (Tung Chung)
  • Tai Po Chun Hing Limited
  • The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council Eastern / Wanchai District Youth Outreaching Social Work Team
  • VPower Group International Holdings Limited
  • Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service