Professor Raees Begum Baig

Raees Baig joint the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work in August 2014. Her research areas include gender, migration and social work practice review; with a specific focus on women’s rights under transnational migration, foreign domestic workers’ social protection, and social work practices for minority women empowerment. She has also conducted gender sensitivity trainings for the social workers working for Hong Kong SAR Government.

Prior to her engagement in the academia, she served as the research officer on death penalty of Amnesty International in the Asia Pacific Regional Office. She has conducted comparative studies on death penalty issues across Asia; including the comparative study on Malaysia and Singapore’s possibility on death penalty abolition, and formulation of death penalty abolition plan for Japan. After leaving her position in Amnesty International, she joined the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights as a Senior Minority Fellow. Her work included reviewing countries’ situation on minority rights and to provide suggestions on corresponding situations. Currently she is the chairperson of Amnesty International Hong Kong, and serving in the board of various local women’s group.

Professor Raees Baig

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong