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  1. More women than men opt for the single life

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... entitled Women and Men in Hong Kong show that the number of women who had never been married rose 47 per cent in the past 20 years. The number of men who had never married increased by 11.7 per ... Audrey Parwani Females who do marry and have children are doing so at a later age, official statistics confirm More women than men are choosing to stay single and those who do decide ...

  2. Have your say

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

    ... of the Rosary College Love knows no age barriers In Japan, many women date and marry men who are younger than them. In Hong Kong, women might date younger men but will never marry them because ...

  3. In the dark about sex

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experience before 15. Figures collected by the Department of Health show there were 326 lawful abortions last year involving girls under 18 who had never married. According to the Census ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Businesses short-sighted not to let women flourish

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOAN STRINGER

    ... Joan Stringer Joan Stringer says gender equality is about harnessing the potential of the entire workforce Businesses that don't allow women to flourish only short-change themselves Barber Conable, former president of the World Bank, once said: "Women are half of the world's population, yet they do two-thirds of the world's work, earn one-tenth ...

  5. Women's education is crucial

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... male characters who are always active. Yet girls and women in developed countries are more educated and independent than in previous generations. They can hold their own in the workplace. It's women in developing countries who are usually more dependent on males. That is because they do not have a chance to be educated. They also often face discrimination and may be perceived ...

  6. Women lag behind men in making it to senior rank of tenured professor

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Su-Mei Thompson and Lisa Moore have drawn attention to the hurdles that women face on the Hong Kong academic career ladder in their article ('Study in bias', May 25). This is a subject I feel strongly about as an academic at the University of Hong Kong for more than 30 years, and as a mother of three. Whether mothers or not, single or supported by partners, women lag ...

  7. Women's university extends reach

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... University for Women in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong welcomed its first 129 students on full scholarships in April. Backed by international donations, the US$400 million project aims to empower underprivileged women to play a role solving regional problems by offering world-class higher education. Speaking after Clinton Global Initiative Asia conference in Hong Kong last week, president ...

  8. Creating level playing field for Asian women

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hetty Lee, YP Junior Reporter Most people today appreciate the importance of education, but sadly it remains out of reach for millions around the world, especially women. One person trying to rectify this is Kamal Ahmad, a Harvard-trained lawyer who gave up his profession to set up the Asian University for Women in his native Bangladesh. It opened in Chittagong in 2008 on a campus ...

  9. Women must fight on

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Pearl Chan

    ... Pearl Chan The Bishop Strachan School Despite feminism's successes, women remain one of the world's most underrated resources. The social benefits of educating girls can be vast. Educated women marry later and tend to have fewer, healthier and better educated children. They also give more back to the community. The education of women is a powerful tool to combat ...

  10. Do women now hold up more than half the sky?

    Posted Aug 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau In 1968, Mao Zedong famously declared that 'women hold up half the sky'. More than 40 years later, his call for equal treatment for women and an end to patriarchal ... to be rescued by women. Professor Xia Jimei, head of Sun Yat-Sen University's foreign language centre, told a forum at the university that today's female students are smarter and tougher than ...




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