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  1. HK must do more to curb inequality: UN report

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A Hong Kong activist claimed a moral victory last night after a UN watchdog urged the government to do more to curb inequality against women and to combat domestic violence. ... improved gender-sensitivity training for government workers, and the re-establishment of rape crisis centres. It also sought a repeal of all discriminatory provisions in the small-house policy so ...

  2. Alarm sounded on gender imbalance

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li 10pc of men will struggle to find a mate in 20 years: experts Population experts have sounded an alarm over the mainland's widening gender imbalance, warning that 10 per ... Institute of Population and Labour Economics said the newborn gender ratio reached an alarming 121.2 boys to 100 girls in 2004 after more than two decades of parental attempts to select the sex ...

  3. University's $53m study 'to empower women'

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong City University has been awarded $53 million by the British government to work on a five-year project to fight poverty and inequality among Muslim women. The award was made by the British Department for International Development. Work on the project- 'Women's Empowerment in Muslim Contexts: Gender, Poverty and Democratisation from the Inside Out'- started ...

  4. Party plenum to focus on income inequality

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gini coefficient- a measure of inequality in income distribution- is believed to have reached 0.45, a level considered to be the threshold for social unrest. Government figures show urban ...

  5. Women continue to come second on gender agenda

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... stereotypes are said to still hold them back remains to be seen. Anna Wu Hung-yuk, former chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, yesterday told a conference on gender issues that there were now ... at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, told the conference that the study of girls' education tended to look at gender differences in their enrolment and performance. Such a focus had glossed ...

  6. Return to gender

    Posted Nov 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... at the poster for Metrosexual and we know we're in for another gender-bending ride from Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, director of Iron Ladies, the cult Thai hit about a transsexual volleyball team. ... of another cult gender-bender special, The Adventures of Iron Pussy) as their 'gaydar consultant', and he minces up a storm as he searches for the proof. Yongyoot has just returned from ...

  7. Maid in Japan but now on the world a-gender

    Posted Sep 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Brender

    ... students are drawn to it. Otaku are also more gender-equal than in the past.' The otaku movement may be growing, but plenty of anime fans in Japan steer clear of the label. Meiko Hamaguchi, ...

  8. The tender gender-bender

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi Job description: Films about cross-dressing males are 10 a penny, and many is the director who has dressed up his hairy-chested, square-jawed leading man in a frock to elicit some cheap laughs. When it comes to the tender sex, however, the ...

  9. China, India lead way to water goal

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... says. 'Without basic sanitation, the benefits of access to clean water are diminished- and the health, gender and other inequalities associated with the sanitation deficit systematically ...

  10. Gender imbalance 'matter of choice'

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gender imbalance, which he said stemmed from a deep-rooted preference for sons. 'The main reason for China's rising gender imbalance is the entrenched concept that 'boys are better ... the policy].' Experts say 117 boys are born for every 100 girls on the mainland, far exceeding the normal ratio of 100 females to 104-107 males. South Korea, India and Taiwan also had growing gender ...




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