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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must unleash women's potential to drive progress

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by MATTHEW CHEUNG

    ... Matthew Cheung Matthew Cheung says more can be done to enable their advancement HK must unleash women's potential to drive progress The Hong Kong government attaches great importance to promoting the well-being of women. The Women's Commission plays a high-level strategic role in advising the government on policies, legislation and services affecting women. We have adopted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1253501/hong-kong-must-unleash-womens-potential-drive-progress
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World cannot ignore acts of violence against women

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:53am by VINCENT PIKET

    ... of their own rights and an increase in the number of cases reported. In Hong Kong, gender equality and protection against violence are recognised in law. Organisations such as the Women's ... On women's rights, we must not be complacent. Let us strengthen our resolve and join forces with the UN secretary general's "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" campaign. Our goal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1442972/world-cannot-ignore-acts-violence-against-women
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong still failing its women

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:47am by SU-MEI THOMPSON AND JO BAKER

    ... education programmes for women on their right to vote would help balance the gender ratio among voters. Finally, we hope the government will overhaul the Women's Commission and give ... Kong. Decisive action is needed on women's rights, or we risk condemning future generations of women to indebtedness, indecision and frustration. Su-Mei Thompson is CEO of The Women's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1442971/hong-kong-still-failing-its-women
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More women needed in the boardroom

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:53am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by 20 per cent from 138 to a record 172, compared with a 14 per cent rise in the overall number to 1,645. Sadly, on International Women's Day today, the theme of which is sexual equality, ... does not reflect women's ability. In part it reflects a shortage of candidates, which should be addressed by policies to identify and nurture their potential. To mark a day the world body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1443182/more-women-needed-boardroom
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Women tourists desert India after sex attacks

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 04:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 per cent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines, a new survey has found. The Associated Chambers of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1204726/women-tourists-desert-india-after-sex-attacks
  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Anti-rape protesters arrested in Nepal

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 05:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Nepalese police made a series of arrests on Friday after campaigners who have been staging a month-long anti-rape protest defied a ban on entering an area close to the prime minister’s residence. Police spokesman Keshav A ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136046/anti-rape-protesters-arrested-nepal
  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepalese protests mirror Indian anger over rape

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... picketing the residence of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai a week ago, demanding punishment of the accused. Around 200 human rights activists, journalists and other protesters have been holding up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1119101/nepalese-protests-mirror-indian-anger-over-rape
  8. News - Hong Kong - WOMEN'S RIGHTS

    Women's rights advocates call for more change

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Award winners at women's rights conference urge greater openness, corporate culture change Calls for more change towards gender equality Hong Kong still has some way to go in achieving gender equality, according to several champions of women's rights who spoke at a conference yesterday. Award winners at the Women of Influence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074762/womens-rights-advocates-call-more-change
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Kashmir's first all-girl band quits after threats and cleric's decree

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... showing nudes was forced to close temporarily by Hindu right-wingers, a spy film dealing with Islamic terrorism was banned in the state of Tamil Nadu, Indian-born author Salman Rushdie was barred ... spoke of an atmosphere of "competitive intolerance". "The challenge for us as a society has got to be to find the right balance that leans more towards freedom and not towards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144831/kashmirs-first-all-girl-band-quits-after-threats-and-clerics-decree
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Six arrested over second gang rape of woman on a bus

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amritsar Six held over second gang-rape case Six men have been arrested over the rape of a female passenger on a coach in India, weeks after the gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests. T ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1127348/six-arrested-over-second-gang-rape-woman-bus

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