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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD NEW YORK

    Postcard: New York

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... to the public's consciousness, and this may have to do with the existence of big NGOs such as Save the Children and Unicef, Biaggi says. "These have traditionally been thought of as the protectors ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    At Hong Kong's Death Cafe, it is love and life that is on the menu

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by Christy Choi

    ... and came to Hong Kong for yesterday's event. Future Death Cafe events will be run by the NGOs Lost and Found and Togetherness, and will be announced on the Death Cafe HK Facebook page. ...

  3. NGOs say easing of registration rules is limited

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Mainland NGOs are decrying Guangdong's lead as the first province to ease registration requirements as a limited move, despite kudos from Beijing and pro-government academics. Li Liguo, the minister for civil affairs, said the other provinces would follow Guangdong in doing so, Caixin Media reported. Last November, Guangdong said it would allow NGOs ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    How an Indian woman tackled the taboo subject of menstruation

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... girls but boys, parents, teachers and NGOs working in the field of sex education. In fact, Gupta says that many of Menstrupedia's online readers are based outside India, often in other ... tremendous with schoolgirls gaining in confidence after seeing menstruation portrayed positively. Her plan is to work with schools and NGOs to make the comic books widely available. At present ...

  5. Welfare directors 'hoarding money'

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... are exploited and existing workers have to work more.' According to the Social Welfare Department, 162 NGOs are involved in the lump sum grant system and they have accumulated cash reserves ... be the responsibility of the government, not the board.' Social welfare sector legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the government believed the system gave NGOs more autonomy. 'But do NGOS really ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urban planning must reflect Hong Kong's great need for community and open space

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 01:34pm by Ian Brownlee

    ... but by non-governmental organisations of many types. Some NGOs have government financial support but many don't. These are not recognised as permanent providers of social services, as they don't ... it will directly affect people's lives. Ian Brownlee is managing director of planning consultancy Masterplan Limited and has worked with many NGOs ...

  7. Guangdong to allow some NGOs off the leash

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Guangdong has loosened controls on eight categories of NGOs, allowing them to register without a 'patron' government agency. While the move ... Finding a patron is the biggest hurdle for NGOs, particularly rights advocacy groups, because administrative departments are worried about being held responsible for NGOs' actions. Many ...

  8. NGOs are a test bed for new thinking

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guangdong's decision to loosen controls on NGOs in a number of categories is therefore a wise move that has to serve as a model for administrations elsewhere to follow. Government agencies that previously administered such organisations will now serve only as advisers. A draft law to take effect next July states that by 2015, most NGOs will need only the authorisation of the government ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... qualified lawyers. The fellowship scheme would allow graduates to accept work contracts with non-government organisations that serve minority groups. "NGOs exist in Hong Kong, but typically ... an immediate outcome by giving NGOs legal resources to reach more clients and affect policy changes," Precht said. "The fellowship funding, it is hoped, will be compatible with the salary ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... 7,000 registered charities, and has seen a doubling of social enterprises since 2007. All these NGOs contribute to making Hong Kong more diverse and fair, and pro bono assistance could help make ... various stakeholders: law firms, bar associations, lawyers, law schools, and also the beneficiary NGOs and the legal marketplace. For example, law firms can create better incentives for lawyers ...




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