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  1. Executives admit the strain of long hours

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... that their work interfered with their ability to have strong relationships with their children, as did a third of women. These extreme workers also tended to neglect their intimate relationships. More than half of the male executives and 80 per cent of the women said they would not be able to keep up with the demands of a 60-plus hour working week for more than a year. But the study, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587133/executives-admit-strain-long-hours
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - SAILING

    Hong Kong issue 'SOS' to keep women's windsurfing in Asian Games

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:54pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com With just three entrants registered to compete, the event is at risk of being cancelled because a minimum of six is required HK bid to keep women's windsurfing in Games The Hong Kong Windsurfing Association is sending an "SOS" to its Asia counterparts to save the women's RSX event at the Asian Games. Four windsurfing events ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1551346/hong-kong-issue-sos-keep-womens-windsurfing-asian-games
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe must show strong leadership to realise ambitious plans

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this year. But such measures are not sustainable over the long term, making the latest stage- involving a corporate tax cut from 36 to below 30 per cent, stronger support for working women, bringing ... of parliament have demanded a watering down of the shift away from pacifism. Uppermost among domestic concerns is the rapidly ageing- and shrinking- population. Abe's proposals to prod more women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1544411/shinzo-abe-must-show-strong-leadership-realise-ambitious
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong women have reason to cheer policy address- to a point

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:55pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Women's Commission on why women leave the workforce and how we can attract them to return, the government's new initiatives- to improve the supply ... at the grass-roots level, women are dropping out of the workforce. The policy address seemed to anticipate that a main reason for this is the lack of adequate childcare support and included new initiatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1406756/hong-kong-women-have-reason-cheer-policy-address-point
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Strauss-Kahn gives South Sudan some 'special attention'

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... we're being naïve.   Women in oil Those of you racking your brains as to how to attract more women into the oil and gas industry might care to reflect on the advice of Elena Anisimova, ... "The problem is with cultural and social issues." The industry needs to make a concerted effort to support and attract women, she says. "For example, a popular movie where women would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1238501/strauss-kahn-gives-south-sudan-some-special-attention
  6. Talkback

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where men and women work towards a decent living, instead of victimising one gender and using sexual discrimination as a pretext to struggle for power beyond equality. Men have borne much of the brunt of the upheaval from so-called feminism. Feminist scholar Fanny Cheung (Post, March 8) has presented a misleading case of what women face in Hong Kong. It portrays a picture in which women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492936/talkback
  7. Under-represented and undervalued

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Catherine Ng

    ... Catherine Ng Some people feel that the status of women is already very high in Hong Kong, and therefore, there is no need for a civic movement to fight for their rights. I disagree. In the new 60-seat Legislative Council, only 11 legislators are women. In Tung Chee-hwa's Executive Council, only two are women. According to the Census and Statistics Department, only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470386/under-represented-and-undervalued
  8. From housewife to battling for a place in the workforce

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... In the second of our three-part International Women's Day series, Ravina Shamdasani profiles a divorced mother For seven years, Ms Ng pretended not to know her husband had another ... and are ill-equipped to enter the workforce. Like many others in her situation, Ms Ng ended up on welfare. But she stopped receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance when her ex-husband said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491719/housewife-battling-place-workforce
  9. News - World - NIGERIA

    60 Nigerian women and girls escape Boko Haram Islamists during fighting

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:41am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maiduguri, Nigeria More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said on Sunday. Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had “received an alert from my colleagues... that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home” late on Friday. A high-level security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548561/60-women-escape-boko-haram-abductors-says-nigerian-security-source
  10. Scales tip as women outnumber men

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Norma Connolly

    ... in the workforce had fallen from 76.6 per cent in 1996. Felix Yip, vice-president of development of the Hong Kong People Management Association, said he was not surprised by the increasing numbers of women in the workforce, especially at the managerial or professional level. 'We're seeing more women in business schools. They're getting better academic results and are more detail oriented than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582606/scales-tip-women-outnumber-men

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