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  1. Budget decisions that take gender into account

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Su-Mei Thompson The release of the budget in Hong Kong unleashed a tsunami of public dissatisfaction. At The Women's Foundation, we are particularly concerned about gender inequality ... care services- support here would have alleviated the care burden on families, particularly women. To determine where gender inequities lie, the government needs to adopt mechanisms ...

  2. A class of equals

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relatively little has been done to address gender inequality in our schools. In 2001, the High Court ruled in a landmark case that the government's gender quotas in co-educational secondary ... privileges boys- often to their long-term detriment- while perpetuating undesirable gender stereotypes and inequity for both girls and boys. Teachers should avoid segregating boys from girls ...

  3. Gender bender holiday on agenda

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and at home and their involvement in the fight against gender inequality towards women,' Fang said. He said he wanted to know what the women's federation suggested Shenzhen men do ... Women's Day. A draft provision on gender equality issued on Saturday by the All Women's Federation in the special economic zone would see it become the first mainland city to designate ...

  4. A battle of wits

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... minds,' she said. 'Words are different from reality. An obvious example of gender inequality that cannot be resolved through administrative means is the village house scheme. Only males have ... enough to ensure gender equality'. Sam Yuk was the affirmative and Notre Dame took the negative stance. The debate took place on Tuesday at Notre Dame College. The adjudicators were Jeff ...

  5. Farewell my concubine?

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... women in China get paid a third less than men on average, which is more than double the average gap worldwide. Even in government jobs and state-run enterprises, gender inequality has been ... be informed that taking one is not such a clever idea either. Just as generally only the women involved in the mainland's mistress culture become targets of opprobrium, so the gender disparity ...

  6. Evenly matched in equal rights contest

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the public's increased awareness of such issues. The affirmative, on the other hand, said it is proof of gender inequality. 'It is sad that a highly educated individual, such as a school ... They tackled the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to ensure gender equality'. Hoi Ping was the affirmative side and Cheung Chuk Shan took the negative stance. The debate took place ...

  7. Crackdown on sex-selective abortions

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Programme for the Development of Chinese Children 2010-2020 says efforts should be made to 'eliminate discrimination against girls and continue promoting gender equity'. The sex ratio ... and performing sex-selective abortions. Yuan said a more effective way to bring the sex ratio at birth back into balance would be to eliminate sexual inequality so that parents would not feel that having ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission has looked at the attitudes people have regarding gender inequality. As I am only a secondary school student, I do not know the model definition of equality because everyone has their own ... society and people are not complacent about the issue of gender inequality. All Hong Kong permanent residents over the age of 18 can vote regardless of gender. It is apparent that Hong Kong ...

  9. Competence, not gender, key for politicians

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... myself in a gender-neutral way,' she says. 'If there are files to be carried, I will carry them. If something needs to be done, I will do it.' Chan, who recently celebrated her ... herself apart for being a woman, and neither have her supporters. 'My experience shows that voters in general are gender blind,' said Chan. 'What they look for is your competence, ...

  10. Privacy on privates stirs gender storm

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to imprint its ideas about gender onto the youngster? What is so wrong if he or she experiences boyhood or girlhood from the inner self, rather than through society's signals? The more ...




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