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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. The Artistry of Gender Switching in Cantonese Opera

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... dashingly handsome male actors- even though they know she's really a he or vice versa. 'Gender switching' is a common and popular theatrical device in this traditional performing art, ... My Concubine (1993). However, the way Cantonese opera handles gender switching is different from how things are done on the mainland. To compare and contrast, the Hong Kong Arts Festival ...

  6. The Artistry of Gender Switching in Cantonese Opera

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Artistry of Gender Switching in Cantonese Opera Opera actress Koi Ming-fai (above) plays a male role in A Warring Couple and dual roles of a gallant knight and charming lady in The Dainty Gallant. In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles and English scene synopsis. Today, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $150-$300 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430 ...

  7. Gender-bender genre retains charm

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... age', in the 1920s and '30s, that women were allowed to openly make an appearance on stage. The move toward gender equality among the intelligentsia in that era encouraged some female ... impersonator Liu. 'Some audience members would have guessed that you were really a man, but they wouldn't have paid much attention to your gender during the performance. It was important ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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