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  1. New help for victims of sexual violence questioned

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

    ... Against Women, called the plan very disappointing. 'How can a centre take care of victims of both sexes and even their families from all over Hong Kong, and on a 24-hour basis? Victims ... 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 ...

  2. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Women are four times more troublesome as customers than men, who are, however, more aggressive and sometimes threatening, according to a survey of frontline ... that their female customers were 'more troublesome'. The Vital Employee Service Consultancy conducted a survey of 500 employees in October. 'Women are prone to express their emotions,' ...

  3. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tragedies arising from domestic violence never fail to shock. The deaths of a divorced mother and her two teenage children in Tsz Wan Shan provide a particularly sad example. We do ... the main risk factors in domestic violence, along with drug and alcohol addiction and social isolation, particularly in new towns. Thankfully, family violence gets much more attention since ...

  4. Lawyers' group calls for anti-slavery law

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of three years' prison, or, in cases where children were involved, up to seven years behind bars. The charge of trafficking of women and children also did not entirely fit because most workers ... coerced into work through 'violence or threat of violence, cheating, mental and financial control', and for benchmark sentence terms to be raised to five years. In serious cases, ...

  5. Social welfare guide takes aim at domestic violence

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Zero tolerance of physical abuse key advice to officers A guide has been issued to social workers in a bid to improve their handling of domestic violence in light of the number ... it addressed domestic violence in a specific and comprehensive manner, while arming social workers with the skills required to handle disputes. 'Family violence is becoming a very complicated ...

  6. More jobs for women than in US, study finds

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... violence, while efforts have been made to alleviate poverty among rural women. But the Switzerland-based foundation's chief economist, Augusto Lopez-Claros, said: 'The Chinese ... Dennis Eng Women in China have more opportunities to participate in the workforce, secure quality jobs and access efficient health-care services than those in the US, a survey on the gap ...

  7. Channel hop

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... to threats against family members- are sickening, particularly when you consider this and worse take place every day in most major metropolises. Indeed, if there were no women experiencing the living ... that estimates an annual 800,000 people are taken from their homes to be trafficked across international borders and sold into slavery. Most are women and their fate is usually forced prostitution. ...

  8. Protect yourself against disputes by following the rules

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... entitlements, including guaranteed payments or relocation expenses Statutory protection against termination for: Women employees who are entitled to maternity protection Staff taking paid sickness leave ...

  9. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Numerous studies have documented the vast under-representation of women in senior management. But despite the disparity, many Hong Kong companies still lack specific programmes to address the issue. According to a recent survey by Mercer, 46 per cent of firms sampled in Hong Kong have no targeted development initiatives for women leaders. While the precise reasons for this have yet ...

  10. Domestic bliss

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Bradley Winterton

    ... of Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese and, increasingly, Indonesian labourers working in Taiwanese homes. It comes up with some interesting insights. Whether women join forces to challenge male supremacy, ... workers' affairs, is currently striving to facilitate contracts that bypass agents and their fees. All this is against a background of unrest among migrant workers here last year. In August, Thai ...




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