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  1. Participation levels under scrutiny

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... that to further boost women's participation in society, Hong Kong should first conduct more research on the issue. 'Data are very compelling, otherwise people would have stereotyped notions ... Foundation, which started off as the Women's Research Initiative in 2002 with the aim of giving a voice to Hong Kong's women and girls, had been concentrating on. Ms Liswood said ...

  2. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's labour laws are discriminatory as they force women to retire five years earlier than men, according to a delegate at the ninth conference of the All China Women's ... 'But so many women are just at their peak at that stage and so have considerably more to offer,' she said. Women's shorter careers also translated into smaller pensions, she said. ...

  3. What's happening and where

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai's first training course for marriage counsellors early this month. Participants who pass the course exam will be awarded certificates authorised by the All-China Women's Federation ... authorities have started inspecting employers throughout the city to see whether they have the appropriate documentation for any workers who are overseas nationals or from Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau. ...

  4. Companies at the crossroads of change

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... In Hong Kong, women account for about 45 per cent of the workforce. According to statistics from the Women's Commission (2002), about 26 per cent of top and senior management positions ... The Women's Foundation entitled 'The Status of Women and Girls in Hong Kong 2006', the reasons for the lack of progress by women in Hong Kong are complex, 'but have much to do ...

  5. Share your problems with someone

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... www.labour.gov.hk/careers Guidance by advisory organisations Hok Yau Club Tel: 2503 3399 Hong Kong Children & Youth Services Tel: 2334 1879 Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Assn Tel: 2711 6622 Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Youthline: 2777 8899 HKCEE special hotline: 2777 1112 The Samaritan Befrienders, Hong Kong Tel: 2389 2222 The Samaritan (Multi-lingual Service) Tel: 2896 0000 ...

  6. Mothers enjoy protection

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... after childbirth because of work pressures and a lack of family-friendly policies, says Su-mei Thompson, CEO of The Women's Foundation. She cites a 2009 Women's Commission report, which found that 68.9 per cent of women were in the workforce compared with only 46.3 per cent of married women. 'Causal factors are unclear but our own research would suggest that the gap ...

  7. Filipinos lured to HK for mainland work left jobless

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... within a few days or weeks. She said employment agencies assured employers of instant replacements. Ms Belinan is running for the Philippines Congress under the Gabriela Women's Party, ... believed she stood a good chance. The Gabriela party has been at the vanguard of women's rights and welfare in the Philippines. Its congresswoman, Liza Maza, has gained a reputation ...

  8. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wilson explains. 'I'm beginning to see a lot more interest in women's leadership development and diversity from major organisations in Asia Pacific,' she says. ... Numerous studies have documented the vast under-representation of women in senior management. But despite the disparity, many Hong Kong companies still lack specific programmes to address ...

  9. Transport concerns Jockey Club workers

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 1,000 Jockey Club employees have signed a letter urging the Transport Department to review the traffic situation around the Sha Tin Racecourse and improve the area's pedestrian facilities. An accident near the racecourse earlier this month killed a club employee. Lee Kin-man, spokesman of the club's staff union, said it was at least a 10-minute ...

  10. HK$1.3m injury payout for player stuns club

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa A Hong Kong soccer player has been awarded HK$1.3 million for injuries sustained on the pitch in a landmark compensation case that the club fears could threaten the future ... in the mid-1990s, received revenue from a charity match staged by his club after he was paralysed from an injury in a club competition. 'Hong Kong football is professional in name only as all clubs ...




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