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  1. Firms cling to gender stereotypes

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... retains some fairly ingrained attitudes about gender stereotypes and roles in the workplace. Anyone doubting this need only refer to various surveys carried out in recent years by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), which examined public perceptions about gender discrimination. These revealed that respondents felt there were still many instances of inequality in the workplace. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/520475
  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Fear of crime, inequality, race the subtexts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:45pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Pretoria Court case launches national debate about high rates of violent crime and its connection to race Fear of crime, inequality subtexts of Pistorius trial Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-grey hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 10cm blade, concealed in an envelope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467237/fear-crime-inequality-race-subtexts-oscar-pistorius-trial
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVE

    Should Hongkongers be taught in single sex schools?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Perry Bayer

    ... for many years in a co-educational one, and I can testify to the value of gender integration. I noticed more bullying and drama in a single-sex environment. It was a surprise to me as a teacher ... could frequently foster an unhealthy level of academic competition. Educational research in the US has also produced inconsistent results about single-sex education reducing gender stereotypes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1556165/teachers-nod-co-educational-route
  4. News - World - MILITARY

    Pentagon seeks jail transfer for army leaker Chelsea Manning over gender identity disorder

    Posted May 15th 2014, 05:14pm by AP

    ... national security leaker Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison where she can get treatment for a gender-identity condition. But her lawyer said that a move from a military prison would make Manning ... Manning has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the sense of being a woman in a man’s body. Civilian prisons can provide treatment, but the Defense Department does not, and a transfer would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512746/pentagon-seeks-jail-transfer-army-leaker-chelsea-manning-over-gender
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - GENDER ISSUES

    Never a doll moment: New line of toys challenge gender stereotypes

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:29pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Harkin says “In the UK there’s a pressure group called Let Toys Be Toys. They have been active in breaking down [gender] stereotypes in [toy] stores. They try to [get toy sellers] to stop saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1511248/never-doll-moment-new-line-toys-challenge-gender
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Change for better, or worse? Clearing up confusion over marriage bill rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 02:27pm by YORK CHOW

    ... that transsexuals have the right to marry in their affirmed gender, after having completed sex reassignment surgery. In the ensuing months, there has been extensive and divisive debate on the bill, which ... position. The commission considers complaints of discrimination from transsexuals under the ordinance because gender dysphoria is considered a mental health condition as defined by the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1543525/change-better-or-worse-clearing-confusion-over-marriage-bill-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong - WEALTH

    One in 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, wealth study reveals

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... economy" and booming property market as the reason for the high number of millionaires, but emphasised that inequality is still a massive problem. "We have more than 1.3 million people living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558909/one-38-hongkongers-us-dollar-millionaire-wealth-study-reveals
  8. Cardiff Business School strengthens links with Asia

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:57pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... of organisational analysis, assessed developments in Japanese human resource management practices amid the country's economic decline. The International Labour Office's policy paper on gender inequalities in the transport sector, published in December last year, was commissioned to Professor Peter Turnbull, a professor of human resource management labour relations at Cardiff. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1533903/cardiff-business-school-strengthens-links-asia
  9. News - Asia

    Closing Japan’s gender gap could boost GDP by 12.5pc, report says

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:12pm by AFP

    ... AFP in Tokyo Japan could boost its GDP if it closes the gender gap and gets more women to work, a new report says Japan could boost its GDP by 12.5 per cent if it closes the gender gap ... of the daycare/nursing care sectors, amendments to tax and social security codes, and mandated gender-related corporate disclosures. “Perhaps one of the greatest barriers to higher Japanese female employment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506645/closing-japans-gender-gap-could-boost-gdp-125-cent-report-says
  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    What the minimum wage failed to do

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 11:48am by Richard Wong

    ... enacted a minimum wage law in May 2011. Has this helped low-income households and reduced income inequality? A preliminary answer to this question can be gleaned from the data in the General ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1561731/what-minimum-wage-failed-do

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