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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong ranks third in number of women in the workplace, says study

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Women outnumber men in local workforce: study Hong Kong ranks third out of six Asian locations in a gender diversity survey that looked at women ... Malaysia and Singapore from October last year to March this year. The study found that while Malaysia topped the chart with 58.1 per cent of the workforce being women, the proportion of women ...

  2. News - World - SOCIETY

    Everyday Sexism website a global hit, much to British founder Laura Bates' surprise

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... up. She was startled not so much by the incidents, but how accustomed she had become to brushing such behaviour aside and not taking action. "I started talking to other women ... me, I've never talked to anyone about this'." Those conversations triggered the birth of the Everyday Sexism project, a website that Bates set up for women to share ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... elderly men who sought its help last year. "In the beginning, the couple had disputes over trivial matters," assistant executive director Roy Lam Man-chiu said. "She then complained ... Lam said he believed the main reason mainland women married elderly men in Hong Kong was to get residency in the city and seize their flats. In similar cases his welfare agency handled, most ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Firms flourish by having women on top, survey finds

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Firms said to flourish by having women on top The number of female civil servants in Hong Kong has seen a slow but steady increase since Rachel Cartland joined in 1972, with women taking on more senior roles both in the administration and executive sides of government in recent years. Cartland was just one of two female civil servants in the city ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    One in five women sexually harassed at work: survey

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com One in five women sexually harassed at work: poll One-fifth of female workers say they have been sexually harassed at work, but almost a third of these did ... verbal, text or electronic messages and physical sexual behaviour. Tse said not only young women suffered- some victims were more than 60 years old, while 21 per cent were aged 51 to 60. Labour ...

  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington 700m women abused by their partners More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, many with little right to protection, the World Bank says. The problem is worst in South Asia and Africa, where more than two women in five have experienced violence at the hands of a partner. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's women are happier than men, survey finds

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:29pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Study finds that Hong Kong's men are getting glummer, and everyone in town is less satisfied Survey shows women are the happier sex Maybe they have always had an inkling they were the cheerier sex, but a new study has proved that Hong Kong's women are happier than its men. And this year they were even happier than last year, whereas ...

  8. 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

    ... rise with modernisation. What happened in China is a good example,” she said. Li said rural people were less tolerant of divorce, which was often seen as a scandal. Many women were forced to remain in a broken-down marriage in order not to sully their families’ reputation, she said. People in urban societies, in contrast, faced less backlash if they chose to end their marriage. Women ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Beijing launches new bid to ‘civilise’ residents ahead of Apec summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:47pm

    ... such as the best skirt length for young women, with older women asked to wear dresses extending at least 3cm below their knees. People were discouraged from visiting neighbours in pyjamas and slippers, as some elderly mainlanders often do. Women were told to stand with their feet slightly apart, in a V or Y shape, when wearing skirts, and males and females were cautioned against putting ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Internet destroying our relationships, says author of Men are from Mars

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, is worried by where relationships are going- notably online. Free internet porn is "like taking heroin", while online cheating websites can ... for rising divorce rates. "The reason why there's so much divorce is that feminism promotes independence in women," he said. "I'm very happy for women to find greater ...




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