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  1. Ignorance reigns on equality front

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Women's Commission survey found that 87 per cent of females agreed that women were independent and autonomous. The study of 3,002 residents also found that 70 per cent believed men and women were ... civil servants. (To explore the number of men and women on boards and public bodies, go to http://whorunshk.scmp.com/scmp/). The Women's Commission survey also paints a sub-par picture ...

  2. Many hurdles remain on road to gender equality

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gave added impetus to International Women's Day. The annual UNco-ordinated event generally passes with little fanfare, but this year there seemed cause for celebration along ... of authority is telling- all nine members of the ruling body, the Politburo Standing Committee, are men. Women fare better politically in Hong Kong, although their economic standing and ability to rise ...

  3. Dignitaries gather for special day

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The Women's Commission yesterday celebrated International Women's Day with a gathering of dignitaries from around the world, including Saudi Arabia's ... employment policies and practices'. It will collaborate with women's and community groups. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe shows his pragmatic side with decision on 'comfort women' apology

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:10pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Shinzo Abe's decision not to revise Japan's apology to 'comfort women' goes a long way to mending damaged relations Pragmatic side Prime ... States and isolate Japan internationally. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator. frank.ching@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FrankChing1 ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - 10KM

    Joyce Cheung survives fall to win women's 10km race at Hong Kong Marathon

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... that resulted in a battered and bruised right knee to win a rough and tumble women's 10km and then summed up the reason for her success in two simple words: "I'm tough." ... Baptist University physical education and recreation management student has been pounding the pavements of Hong Kong since 2004, when a coach suggested running was the weakest link in her ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Make Hong Kong more family-friendly says women's survey

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... are just one of many in a series of three big reports launched by the Civic Exchange and commissioned by the Women's Foundation, with financial support from Goldman Sachs. "The Changing ... and political and civic participation. The third report, by Carina Lai, provides a graphical summary of the reports. Su-mei Thompson, the chief executive of the Women's Foundation, said the aim ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Head of Women's Foundation wants to fight gender stereotypes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Body dedicated to gender equality says it needs an overhaul as it tackles 'toxic' stereotypes Women's Foundation head makes call for resources The Women's Commission should be drastically overhauled and elevated to a similar status as the equalities watchdog so that it can tackle the "toxic" gender stereotypes taught to children, ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Hong Kong women's cricket team beats odds to qualify for Asian Games

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... women's cricket team have qualified for next year's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Hong Kong, despite missing four or five of their best players, finished fourth at the Asian Cricket ... to China in the semi-finals, and then lost to Nepal in the third place play-off. "It is now up to the Hong Kong Olympic Committee to decide if they want to send a women's team to South ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG MARATHON

    Misiker Demissie wins women's title at Hong Kong Marathon for second time

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... for the Amsterdam marathon, quite the opposite to Hong Kong in terms of elevation. "It's a flat course so compared to here it should be easy," she joked. "I think I can win it. ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Having pocketed almost US$150,000 from her two triumphs so far, Ethiopian vows to come back for more Demissie sets her sights on three-peat The Hong ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - PREVIEW

    Kassia Women's Choir to sing at New York's prestigious Lincoln Centre

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Sam Olluver

    ... to an upcoming event at another notable concert venue, Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. On March 10, 28 members of the Kassia Women's Choir from Hong Kong ... of the invitations we've received have involved taking part in competitions, which is not what the Kassia Women's Choir is about," she says. "The opportunity to represent Hong Kong ...




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