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    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... According to Unicef, most child labourers in East Asia and the Pacific region are forced into prostitution, although some are recruited to work on farms or in factories. In South Asia, trafficking is often related to paying off debts. In Europe, children ...

  2. Register will not inhibit rehabilitation of those convicted of sexual offences

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misunderstood. Firstly, the relevant part of the commission's terms of reference is to consider whether a scheme for the registration of offenders convicted of sexual offences should be established. ... to those engaged in child-related work. Its introduction should not therefore inhibit the rehabilitation of those convicted of sexual offences whose employment in other areas would not be affected. ...

  3. The children's champion

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Even before moving to Thailand, Malina Zlatkova Enlund had heard stories about children being subjected to sexual abuse and then sold to human ... of several safe houses for trafficked and sexually abused children in Cambodia in 2009. She has since helped put together a collection of victims' stories called For Their Tears I Died, ...

  4. New help for victims of sexual violence questioned

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A crisis centre offering round-the-clock help for victims of sexual violence is being set up in the New Territories, the Social Welfare Department revealed yesterday. Social ... telephone counselling, outreach services and short-term accommodation for victims of sexual violence from anywhere in the city. Non-governmental organisations are being invited to tender to run it. ...

  5. HK 'needs symbolic gender laws'

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... But a 2002 law criminalised trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes. However, in Hong Kong, as in many countries, the law punishes prostitutes caught soliciting for immoral purposes, rather ... and Hong Kong experiences in fostering gender equality. He said existing legislation- the Family Status Discrimination and Sexual Discrimination ordinances- were largely regulatory laws and did ...

  6. Right balance vital to safeguard our children

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The commission proposes that employers should be able to have checks made on these people for convictions for a specified list of sexual offences. But, to safeguard the human rights and privacy ... hardly any safeguards to shield children from sexual predators in child-related occupations. The Law Reform Commission makes the point that societies which have introduced comprehensive defensive ...

  7. Merger of ministries to improve handling of human resources

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The new Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will reduce duplication by combining the Ministry of Personnel and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and help bring about a more integrated approach to human resources policies, experts say. State Council secretary-general Hua Jianmin told the National People's Congress meeting ...

  8. Bring rigour to human capital management

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... control,' said Dave Kieffer, worldwide partner for Mercer Human Resource Consulting. To correct this problem, Mercer began developing a methodology almost a decade ago. The idea was to bring a more ... the full potential of the workforce- the so-called 'last asset'- and develop a new discipline of human capital management. 'Investing in people is no longer about hunches,' Mr ...

  9. Rosy picture of helpers' lives is far removed from reality

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the home of the employer in a very private sphere. That lends itself to a multitude of abuses by unscrupulous employers. The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor interviewed 2,500 foreign domestic ... and verbal abuse, including a significant incidence of sexual abuse. Clearly, the law fails to protect workers sufficiently. There is a judicial process to address the grievances and settle ...

  10. Let's be practical about rights

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... prices. The report's British release coincides with an outburst of controversies pitting human rights against pragmatism. Amnesty International says that the new Terrorism Act- which increases the maximum time police can detain terror suspects without charge from 14 to 28 days- will cause 'serious human rights violations'. An even more pointed conflict between human ...




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