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  1. Gender inequality unacceptable in a genuine international city

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my views on gender inequality in Hong Kong and to suggest ways to help achieve equality. Compared with cities on the mainland, the problem may seem negligible ... and sometimes beating them. If Hong Kong is truly a civilised and international city, gender inequality should be unacceptable. To turn the situation round, all of us have to put in some effort. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's empowered women deliver a slap in the face to gender equality

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... to be reminded that, even today, countless women live in fear because of views of social and cultural construct. What both women did- to attribute gender inequality, a complex issue in itself, ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the road to gender equality is not easy, especially when empowered women are the ones throwing up obstacles Slap in the face I'm dedicating this April ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    China's women professionals challenge workplace inequality

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... a generation ago," said Leta Hong Fincher, a sociology PhD candidate at Tsinghua University and author of the upcoming book, Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China. ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Support groups sprout up on mainland, inspired by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's book Female professionals challenge workplace inequality Women ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong universities need to put gender on the agenda

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 08:15pm by HELENE FUNG, SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... life. At The Women's Foundation, we are particularly concerned about gender inequality in the allocation of resources and the impact this has on the welfare and livelihood of women. ... for pension protection. To determine where gender inequities lie, the government needs to adopt gender responsive mechanisms that measure the difference in impact on men and women and more accurately ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to redress inequalities in Hong Kong's rape laws

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says the shocking case in Delhi should also spur us to act Rewrite HK's rape laws to advance gender equality The recent gang rape of a 23-year-old student ... dowry deaths, sexual harassment, domestic violence, unequal access to education and health facilities, inequalities in employment, pay and promotion, and inadequate representation in corporate ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rising US income inequality hits state tax revenue and threatens budgets

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Richest 1 per cent are thriving, but they often shield much of their income from taxes Rising US wealth gap hits state revenue Income inequality is taking ... has slowed, states have faced tensions over whether to raise taxes or cut spending to balance their budgets as required by law. "Rising income inequality is not just a social issue," ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women's work is not yet done

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by CARINE LAI

    ... a roomful of university students whether gender inequality still exists in Hong Kong, chances are you'll get a resounding "no". Young women today will have experienced little overt ... sexes are working in entry-level jobs and relatively unhindered by family responsibilities. As they age, gender inequalities will probably resurface. Education and employment data shows ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Income and gender equality can boost Hong Kong's economic growth, says IMF's Lagarde

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:39pm

    ... of inequalities and greener growth, I am personally passionate, yes.” Governments in Hong Kong and elsewhere should remember, she says, that all the evidence suggests that greater income equality, gender ... Never one of the boys, Christine Lagarde has built a remarkable career as an outsider, be it by gender, profession or language spoken. Peter Wilson meets the ever-elegant, enigmatic head ...




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