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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. ...

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    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Women still lag men in top job stakes

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi and Ada Lee There is still a way to go for women's welfare in Hong Kong, say women's groups calling on the next chief executive to address gender inequality across ... the gender gap is closed, particularly in the realms of housework and pay. Chau Chuen-heung, chairwoman of the Outlying Islands Women's Association, said the government should improve services ...

  5. Quitting aide highlights political system inequity

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The resignation of political aspirant Gary Chan Hak-kan as an aide to the chief executive will not make any political waves. The timing, however, underscores questions raised by the expansion of the political accountability system and the row over the hig ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Beating the drum for women

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of their male equivalents. Fleetwood Mac are a perfect example of the joining of the genders through music. Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks demonstrated the importance of such collaboration ... a whole new generation of young girls to reject notions of inequality. Shearman believes this has reverberated on the Hong Kong music scene. 'There are more of us on the scene, but it's ...

  8. Vivid strokes of genius from a woman who defied gender roles

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... Fang Zhaoling carved her niche in a man's world and her works are prized today. David Phair hears about a life less ordinary Fang Zhaoling, master of Chinese painting and calligraphy, was ahead of her time. Born in 1914, the mother of former chief se ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-specific beauty or talent event in the world. Gender inequality is indeed an issue in Hong Kong that needs to be tackled. But what we need to focus on are real issues like access to education ... of the vehicle horn for anything other than emergencies. Randall van der Woning, Tai Po Focus on real gender issues I refer to the letter by Sandy Siu Wing-sum ('Female-only panel is wrong', ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... standards, education and gender equality. Chinese amply discuss China's many problems of inequality and inequity, problems that will not be solved through authoritarian rule. The example ...




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