Having studied at international schools in Hong Kong, Sakshi thought that diversity was the city’s norm, until she discovered that Hong Kong is far from diverse. Sakshi wants to play a role in shaping Hong Kong so that it becomes a place where everyone feels included.
Currently, Sakshi studies law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and is passionate about legal literacy. She has worked with different NGOs such as Pathfinders to conduct community legal education workshops and teach marginalized members of the community about their legal rights. Sakshi was also involved in HKU’s Amnesty International Digital Verification Corps project, where she conducted research on human rights abuses and war crimes.
Hong Kong has a reputation for being an extremely safe city, however, Sakshi remarks that there actually are many cases of gender-based violence (GBV) that get swept under the rug, either because the violence is not regarded as "serious" or because it targets some of the most vulnerable women in the community who often have no option but to accept the harassment. Sakshi believes that Hongkongers need to speak out all the more since people are not acknowledging or addressing the GBV taking place.
Sakshi wants to pursue a postgraduate degree in international relations and politics. In her free time, Sakshi enjoys reading books and watching films. She recommends Turtles Can Fly which is about Kurdish refugees during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Patricia Ho, Mentor of Sakshi
Managing Partner of Patricia Ho & Associates