2019 Anti-ELAB Movement

In 2019, Ho became an active speaker in international human rights forum. In May 2019, Ho was invited to participate in Oslo Freedom Forum, a global platform for human rights defenders to share their stories. She made a speech on the topic “Under the umbrella : Creative dissent in Hong Kong” and performed “Polar” to the audience.

Followed by that is Hong Kong’s anti-extradition law amendment bill protests. Ho, as a Canto-pop star turned activist, got worldwide media coverage due to her active participation in the movement.

On 8 July, she attended the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva. She asked the United Nations (UN) and the international community to protect the people of Hong Kong from infringements on their freedoms, saying that human rights were under “serious attack” in Hong Kong, and called on the UN to remove China from the Human Rights Council. According to Ho, China has engaged in kidnappings, jailed activists, disqualified pro-democracy lawmakers, and restricts universal suffrage. (From Wikipedia)

Denise Ho speaks at UN rights council
Denise Ho interviewed by French 24
Denise Ho on CNN

On 17 September, Ho and other student activists participated a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) commission in the United States Capitol. She emphasized that the Hong Kong police were using excessive violence to the protesters, and urged the U.S. Congress to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.

Joshua Wong and Denise Ho Testify Before Congress

Other news articles:

The Guardian – Denise Ho: Hong Kong has reached ‘a point of no turning back’

Time – ‘This Is a Global Fight.’ Cantonese Pop Diva Denise Ho Wants the World to Stand Up With Hong Kong

HKFP: ‘Hongkongers are very quick learners’: Cantopop star-activist Denise Ho on walking shoulder to shoulder with protesters