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    Women in CPPCC and NPC say true sexual equality is elusive

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Angela Meng

    ... helped with housework, and women on average earned 22 per cent less than men. There were still countless cases of domestic violence against women. In recent days, Li Yang, the founder of language ... for legislation on sex education, domestic violence and more. "I think there need to be more opportunities for women, especially in the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's ...

  2. Police can bolster fight against family violence

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's latest crime figures. The trend that claimed most attention was a disturbing rise in family violence. Criminal domestic violence cases rose by 42.2 per cent, while other cases ... violence has come out of the closet since the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004, when a frightened woman who had unsuccessfully sought police help was murdered by her husband, along with her children. ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Hamid Karzai rejects law protecting abusers of Afghan women

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:51pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Kabul New code in Afghanistan sought to ban relatives from testifying against each other, halting prosecution of domestic violence cases Karzai rejects law protecting women ... forensic evidence is relatively undeveloped, that would halt prosecution in most cases of violence against women. But on Monday the cabinet ordered changes to the brief section of the law that had ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - Women’s Sevens

    Tough start for Hong Kong women against Maple Leafs

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:32pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Newly professional squad are hoping to match top-ranked defending champions Canada HK women up against dominant Maple Leafs You only get better by playing against the best and that is exactly what the newly professional Hong Kong women’s sevens team are up against on Friday as they face top-ranked Canada and Kazakhstan at the 2014 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong ...

  5. Hypocrisy evident when it comes to homosexuality

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partners from domestic violence. To meet the concerns of lawmakers, religious conservatives and parents' groups about implicit recognition of same-sex unions, the domestic violence ordinance had to be renamed the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance. A good deal of hypocrisy lies behind attitudes towards homosexuality. It is an open secret that some ...

  6. Don't tolerate domestic violence

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... setting, but when it involves vulnerable people, like women, children, the elderly or the disabled, it is much worse. We tend to think this sort of violence happens only in poor countries, ... of domestic violence. Leung has done enormous damage to his career and his reputation. But, more importantly, this is a reminder of a serious social problem. I think it was right Leung was convicted. ...

  7. Criminal home violence rises to six cases a day

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... with domestic violence.' The department would also further develop programmes to prevent domestic violence and strengthen support for crisis centres and refuge centres for women, he said. A total ... Clifford Lo Police recorded an average of six cases of criminal domestic violence every day in the first three months of the year, new crime figures show. The number of such cases ...


    Hong Kong women urged to join or return to the labour force

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Lana Lam

    ... Kong. The event, initiated in the United States in 2001, gives participants a chance to take steps against sexual violence. The Hong Kong walk raised money for RainLily, the city's first ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Lam says more women workers needed Finding ways to encourage women to join or return to the labour force is key to reducing the sex imbalance in the workplace, ...

  9. Play on violence close to heart of HK families

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... In Hong Kong, violence against women is on the rise. While organisations helping victims agree that greater awareness has led to more reportings, they also say incidents have increased in recent ... Vagina Monologues takes abuse of women to the stage to raise funds, says Annemarie Evans Violence is something Danielle Spencer grew up with. But the native of Toxteth, Liverpool, who ...

  10. News - China - GENDER

    Chinese women post nude photos online to fight domestic violence

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Women post provocative photos of themselves online to challenge people's prejudices and demand a law against violence in the home Advocates for women's rights across China ... and the naked body," Xiong said. "I like the saying that the body is a battlefield. I wanted to use this approach to show my support for women and raise awareness about violence against ...




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