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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. More effort needed to ensure gender equality

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For any modern society, the search for real gender equality in the home and the workplace has been a cherished but elusive goal. Many jurisdictions legislate to ensure there is no blatant discrimination against genders, while some feel the need for active policies to ensure there are more women in higher positions to redress inequality. It will always be impossible to measure how much ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Gender gap threat to be felt by 2012, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technology such as ultrasounds- were behind the surge in birth gender inequality, a phenomenon China had never seen before, Professor Liu said. According to the 2005 national population survey, ... Stephen Chen The damaging effects of an escalating, male-dominated gender gap on social stability and economic growth will be felt on the mainland by 2012, according to a new demographic ...

  7. Gender agenda

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... refused flats by landlords. All of these issues make the theme of today's International Women's Day- Gender Equality: Building a More Secure Future- all the more pertinent. 'In ... the world recognised explicitly, as never before, that gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation. Ten years on, women are not only more aware of their rights; ...

  8. Half believe women should put family before careers, poll finds

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Half of Hongkongers polled insist that the family should always outweigh careers for women, a survey on gender issues has found. Commissioned by the Women's Commission, the survey of 1,530 respondents found that gender stereotyping and sexual inequality still persisted in the city. Although most people agreed that men and women had equal responsibility in parenting ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Pay gap for women workers is widening

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Tang So-kum, a psychology professor who also carries out studies on gender inequality, said some women agreed to take lower pay, especially in male-dominated industries, simply to secure jobs. ... The outspoken former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Anna Wu Hung-yuk, said: 'Hong Kong definitely has not achieved gender equality in the area of employment. We still see a wide ...




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