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  1. Lawmakers urge female villagers to step up as representatives

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Female villagers in the New Territories are being held back from taking part in politics by traditional thinking about gender. But progress is being made as attitudes slowly ... in village politics. Visiting villages in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long yesterday to talk with the female representatives and meet officials of the Heung Yee Kuk, the lawmakers called for a greater effort ...

  2. Rising male suicide rate cancels out female fall

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... was highest among those aged over 60. The figures were released to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, which falls today. Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, director of Hong Kong University's ...

  3. Abuse, poverty spur female infection rate

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... director of UNAids. It has been shown that violence, or even the threat of it, can lead women to avoid HIV prevention, treatment, and care and support services. The problem of violence against ...

  4. Female success can turn into a singular affair

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... hand, women are making more money and becoming more independent. But such improvement in fact affects her chance of getting married.' Film director Barbara Wong Chun-chun, who in 2001 made Women's Private Parts, an award-winning documentary about female sexuality, agreed. Wong said that, compared with other Asian countries, women in Hong Kong enjoyed the highest social status, ...

  5. Female detectives told to back off

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... subsequently determined the company had a licence to do business consulting and market investigations but it did not have official approval to be a 'female rights protection centre' or handle cases such as extramarital affairs, according to the Tianfu Morning Post. Team director Li Jian yesterday confirmed an investigation was under way and said the bureau was still looking ...

  6. Female judges to hear women's cases

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the director of women's issues at the court in Shandong province. 'For example, we have found that female victims are generally shy about telling male judges about the details of spousal ... Jane Cai But an expert describes the move as a propaganda campaign An all-female group of judges has been installed at Jinan Intermediate People's Court to handle civil cases ...

  7. Promoting women at home and work

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the fact that there are more female accountants working at junior levels than men. A Standard Chartered survey, meanwhile, has shown only 9 per cent of women are directors of listed blue-chip firms ... that was better than 10 per cent some years ago. Davies believes that with the right encouragement, about 25 per cent of directors of listed companies in Britain will eventually be female. He said six out ...

  8. Barriers to divorce put female migrant workers at risk

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Female migrant workers on the mainland are particularly susceptible to domestic violence because they face greater difficulties in seeking legal assistance if they want to seek ... the All-China Women's Federation, who said they had received 50,000 complaints last year - up 70 per cent over the previous year. 'Female migrant workers are restricted in accessing legal ...

  9. Female hopefuls in short supply

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Two high-profile women candidates may dominate next month's Legislative Council by-election but, overall, female participation in Hong Kong politics is limited. Only ... population in the latest mid-year census. The female participation ratio has also remained almost static - in 2003, women comprised 17.7 per cent of candidates, slightly more than the 16.2 per cent ...

  10. Young, female and feisty- the new faces of parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... to vote for based on election posters and the parties learned in the 2003 election that when they put forward female candidates, they did impressively well. 'Women don't vote for men who ... players who had gang raped a female student were merely 'virile'. And while the number of women in the Diet was rising, the average age of all those returned has declined. The average ...




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