Hi everyone! Welcome to my website. My name is Greta Lai (Chinese: 黎樂平). I am currently a Policy Research Officer at PathFinders, a local NGO in Hong Kong that helps migrant domestic workers and their Hong Kong-born children. I am also a member of the Global Editorial Team of Young China Watchers.
Prior to working at PathFinders, I worked at ACLED as a conflict researcher, where I monitored protest developments and analysed protest event data. Back in 2018, I also worked at the International Crisis Group’s Northeast Asia office as a research assistant, working on conflict resolution strategies in the Korean Peninsula. Before that, I interned at the poverty reduction division at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Beijing supporting initiatives in youth engagement, women empowerment and SDGs localisation in China.
I am also a writer and editor. I write articles on diverse topics lying at the intersection of international migration, human rights and gender. My work has been featured in South China Morning Post, East Asia Young Activists Blog, Hong Kong Free Press, CUriosity, Routed Magazine, among others.
I hold a master’s degree in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.