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  1. News - World - SOCIETY

    WHO says a third of world’s women are victims from domestic violence

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... with tough, forward-looking laws many women were the victims of discrimination, violence and a lack of adequate access to health and legal services. "Early identification of women and children subjected to violence and a supportive and effective response can improve women's lives and well-being, and help them to access vital services," said Claudia Garcia-Moreno, a WHO doctor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1645578/who-says-third-worlds-women-are-victims-domestic-violence
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jockey Club staff under fire for 'trying to refuse entry to blind man with guide dog'

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Hazel Parry

    ... to their stations." Under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance it is an offence for someone to refuse services or entry to a blind person accompanied by a guide dog at any place open to the public. Scott said she had complained to the Equal Opportunities Commission, who said they would look into the case. Alfred Li Yim-hung, chief executive of the Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services, which trains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613964/jockey-club-staff-under-fire-trying-refuse-entry-blind-man-guide-dog
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fewer prisoners ending up back in jail, thanks to increased help

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... per cent since 2000. The recidivism rate fell from 39.9 per cent in 2000 to 31 per cent in 2010. A Correctional Services Department (CSD) spokeswoman said the downward trend could ... if a young boy had been put into detention, when they came out, the school would do their very best to kick them out. They weren't legally allowed to kick them out but they would make life very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586878/fewer-prisoners-ending-back-jail-thanks-increased-help
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pink sees red as Mr Gay Hong Kong pageant turns ugly in sponsorship row

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Simon Parry

    ... will. "We could have chosen to pursue Pink Dollar's pledged sponsorship through our dependable legal channels. But in our sixth year, we have grown highly appreciative of the deeply nuanced network of relationships that greases the gears of Hong Kong's businesses." He said the 2014 contest would be partially sponsored by a London-based financial services company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575118/pink-sees-red-mr-gay-hong-kong-pageant-turns-ugly-sponsorship-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Free legal help levels playing field for NGOs A decade of advocating for women's rights has taught Linda To Kit-lai that rhetorical appeals ... their services for free, or pro bono. The scheme, set up by the non-profit group PILnet- the Global Network for Public Interest Law- has meant the end of a long headache for To, whose work often involves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos
  6. News - China - SOCIETY

    Heartbreaking news: China’s divorce rate jumps 13pc as more choose to untie the knot

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:36pm by WU NAN

    ... with 3.5 million couples filing for divorce last year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. In its 2013 Social Service Development Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday, the ministry said ... departments and marriage registration institutions across the mainland prepared legal documents to end the marriages of about 3.5 million couples last year. More than 2.8 million of the couples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535515/heartbreaking-news-nations-divorce-rate-rises-13-cent
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    No need to criminalise stalking, say legislators

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:36am by KC NG

    ... on the debtor's home or workplace time and again. Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, who represents the financial services sector, shared Mo's views on protecting victims. A securities firm had complained ... pictures from outside, causing serious disturbance." Lau argued: "As a matter of legal principle, it is inappropriate to criminalise stalking behaviour only in specific relationships. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534239/no-need-criminalise-stalking-say-legislators
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Big Hong Kong firms shun phone app for 'gay-friendly' shopping

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... for businesses to put on their storefront windows. The directory includes categories such as bars, restaurants, health and beauty, jewellery, sauna and massage, legal services, financial services ... embraced the Pink Dollar app since its launch in October. Created by a Briton, Paul Ramscar, the app now features 100 retailers and service providers. Each business must be vetted as gay-friendly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1095236/big-hong-kong-firms-shun-phone-app-gay-friendly-shopping
  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    China's women professionals challenge workplace inequality

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... this benefit. In 2009, the Centre for Women's Law and Legal Services at Peking University surveyed 3,000 women over a year and found that one in four women were denied a job due to their sex. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1330568/chinas-women-professionals-challenge-workplace-inequality
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Make-up workshops in Tuen Mun seek to bring out transgender beauty

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... to survive." The cafe will also act as a community hub, providing other services to the transgender community, such as legal advice and dating services. Another aim of the cafe is to give the rest ... and be refused service elsewhere, so hopefully this workshop will offer them what they need." The first two lessons will cover skin care and how to dress like a woman, with outfits for different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297479/make-workshops-tuen-mun-seek-bring-out-transgender-beauty

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