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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, but faces a new challenge- rising inequality. Over the past few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts ...

  2. Status symbol

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with not one female university chancellor. The gender gap is even wider in the boardroom and the executive suite. Gender inequalities are also manifest in many other areas, often with tragic ... and body-image-related illnesses reflects gaping holes in the education system and parental support. Persistent gender biases in the classroom and at home, and a highly sexist local media and advertising ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women helping one another will help Asia to grow

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by STACIE NEVADOMSKI BERDAN, LIESL RIDDLE

    ... by sending remittances home. Yet, gender inequality is still pervasive in the region. Many women across Asia lack access to basic education, are left out of policy decisions affecting their families, ... too often, conversations about growth ignore gender issues, despite the fact that women comprise 40 per cent of the global workforce and account for over US$20 trillion in consumer spending ...

  4. Men face equality problems, too

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thanks to growing awareness and efforts in fighting gender inequality, Hong Kong women seem to face fewer problems at work and home today than they used to. But whether the same can ... a good basis to formulate gender-sensitive policies and strengthen public education. Apart from introducing paternity leave, social services for men- such as male specialist clinics and sheltered ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to begin the debate on gay rights

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... of gender discrimination are addressed directly by the Gender Equity Education Act (2004), while the Employment Services Act (2007) prohibits discrimination against sexual minorities ...

  6. News - World - DISCRIMINATION

    Anti-sexism classes for chauvinist French ministers

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Paris

    ... minister- in an interview last month about promoting gender equality- suggested women couldn't get their heads around technical jobs, that was too much. The prime minister of France- a country ... the Equality Ministry has set up a series of 45-minute gender equality "sensitisation sessions", during which ministers are being trained to identify sexism in daily life and taught how ...

  7. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever ... that results in approximately 1.3 million girls not being born per year in China and India alone. Not all the news is bad. Rising prosperity has narrowed the gender gap in many countries. Women ...

  8. Better halves for a better whole

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Liana Cafolla As men's roles change, the time is right for fixing the imbalance between men and women. As with many important life lessons, real gender equality has to start ... a part in the persistence of inequality. Another factor contributing to the change in men's roles is their tendency to be sidelined in child custody arrangements. The number of marriages ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    China now reaching the same levels of inequality as Johannesburg

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... levels of inequality as Jo'burg The Johannesburg suburb of Sandton is a real eye-opener. Known among property agents as "Africa's richest square mile", Sandton is the office ... Sandton and neighbouring Alexandra, South Africa today has the greatest wealth gap of any of the world's major G20 economies. The most common indicator of income inequality is the Gini ...

  10. News - China

    Chinese increasingly worry about graft and inequality, survey says

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 11:50am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A growing number of mainland Chinese worry about corruption, inequality and food safety, a survey said, weeks before China unveils its next generation of leaders. A growing number of mainland Chinese worry about corruption, inequality and food safety, a survey said, weeks before China unveils its next generation of leaders. The latest Pew Global Attitudes ...




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