Half The Sky Public Education is a collective committed to empowering women, especially vulnerable women, in China.
Through innovative uses of the media, technology and other platforms for public education, we try to provide the most vulnerable populations with information and knowledge to prevent situations of exploitation, such as domestic abuse, sexual violence and labour rights violations.
We also work to change public perceptions and attitudes towards women.
Partnering with international bodies, government departments, media organizations, non-profit organizations and private companies, we launch strategic multi-platform media campaigns to maximize our reach and results.
Sun Jue – Executive Director
Jue Sun joined Half The Sky Public Education in 2010 as the Executive Director. After receiving her PhD in Sociology from The University of Hong Kong, she has been more actively putting her knowledge to the social advocacy campaigns of the organization. Jue Sun is currently a university lecturer whose area of teaching ranges from media and cultural studies to gender studies and globalization.
Aside from her work as an educator, she also finds her passion in dance, yoga, and archery.
Jue Sun is a great believer in innovative public education to serve the purpose of positive social change.
Han Yan Yuen-Founder
Apart from being the founder of the organization, Han Yan is also an experienced TV producer. Having worked for Discovery Channel at the Maryland headquarters and for RTHK, Hong Kong’s public broadcaster, she has put her media knowledge to work at Half the Sky Public Education, creating campaigns to educate and empower disadvantaged women.
Outside of work, Han Yan loves riding trains, crossing borders, and is a sucker for stories about unlikely friendships.
She believes the arts can touch hearts, the media can shift paradigms, and access to information will change lives.