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  1. Women's group fears setback for gay rights

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it would be 'sacrificing gay rights', a women's rights group said yesterday. The Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities urged legislators to pass the amendment ... saying that extending the law to same-sex couples could undermine the foundations of Hong Kong society. Au Mei-po, spokeswoman for the women's group, hit out at the opposition ...

  2. Under the UN's sceptical eye

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... of women's employment, among other issues, in Hong Kong. In February, it asked the government to provide the results of a 2001 government-funded study on equal pay for work of equal value in both ... Emily Lau Are Hong Kong and Beijing making progress in eliminating discrimination against women? Both governments' records will be under scrutiny in New York in August, at hearings ...

  3. DAB makes paternity leave plea

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has urged the government to legislate on the provision of paid paternity leave by employers to male employees in the city. The party's women's affairs committee chairwoman Elizabeth Quat said the move could allow husbands to emotionally support their wives before and after deliveries. ...

  4. Initial thoughts on the fight for democracy

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... the colours employed in the fight for women's voting rights in Britain. The party also hopes the colours will become the symbol for the prolonged battle for universal suffrage in Hong Kong ... The party had thought of a longer name- the 'party for social justice and democracy'- but when this is abbreviated in Chinese, its meaning becomes 'civic party'. Party leader ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... executive bid It is OK to make mistakes. The biggest mistake you can make is if you don't try Pia Sundhage, coach of the US women's soccer team who take on Japan in today's World Cup final in Frankfurt Hong Kong is considered a very successful case of public housing, but some of the problems in Europe are starting to appear Academic Paavo Monkkonen on the risk of creating NT ...

  6. UN to hear about lack of work on sex equality

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The UN will be told of a lack of effort to protect women's rights in Hong Kong and the 'almost invisible' work of a public watchdog on equal opportunities, ... the government to defend women's rights. 'The Women's Commission in Hong Kong is only a consultative body which has no resources and no power,' she said, adding the Equal ...

  7. Changing name of 'family violence ordinance' would be discrimination, gay groups declare

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the name change, but stopped short of urging lawmakers to reject the amendment altogether if the name were changed. Joseph Cho Man-kit, vice-president of the Hong Kong Ten Percent Club, said accepting the name change would be a step backwards for gay groups. Connie Chan Man-wai, of the Women's Coalition, agreed. She urged those calling for a name change to reflect on their reasons ...

  8. A champion of women's rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Ching-feng, 57, graduated from National Chengchi University's law school 1975 Begins legal career, championing women's rights 1987 Co-founds the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation, which works to protect children, rescue teenagers from prostitution and gains more rights for female victims of human trafficking 1992 Sets up a legal services hotline for Taiwanese women ...

  9. 'Comfort women' endured slavery after the war: study

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... point of view, and gain a comprehensive understanding that goes beyond individual cases,' said Kang Jian, a lawyer involved in several suits brought by the 'comfort women' against ... not be held accountable for actions carried out in the course of their work. A third claim was rejected in 2005, and an appeal in the fourth case was pending. The 'comfort women' issue ...

  10. Christian group guides its flock of faithful voters

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... policies, including the constitutional system, education, the minimum wage and women's issues. Rose Wu Lo-sai, director of the institute, said more than 20 researchers from Christian ... with the population increase. Women's issues were also high on the agenda, such as recognising the contribution made by housewives. The institute called for the forming of an anti-family violence policy. ...




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