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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 ...

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    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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

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    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Women's rights all but invisible in Dongguan's crackdown on sex trade

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says even those protesting against authorities' vice sweep care little for gender equality Women's rights all but invisible in Dongguan's crackdown ... opposed the government's intrusion into the sex market, and called for the legalisation of prostitution. The feminists, on the other hand, criticised the objectification of women's ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to stop stigmatising rape

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by ANNIE CHAN

    ... presentation of women's bodies as being "up for grabs" that underlie such repellent attitudes towards rape. We must condemn cultural attitudes that encourage us to see rape as trivial, ... This article is part of a series on women and gender issues, developed in collaboration with The Women's Foundation ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Do clothes make the woman? Only if we let them

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by SWATI DEVA

    ... And, indeed, points of view are very subjective. They are influenced by one's background, community, religion, and the like. Of course, none of this gives anybody the right to rape, molest ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi's 'southern tour' speech shows why women's rights must advance

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... of talent by saying "no one was man enough". Xi's comment should not only be rejected by women's rights groups, but should also rightly embarrass his peers in politics who have ... their minds and blinds them to the fact that they are opposing autocracy with autocratic thinking, and are in fact hoping to benefit from patriarchy. Campaigners for women's rights have been ...

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    Women's control of their own wombs the first step to health

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by MELINDA GATES

    ... Melinda Gates Melinda Gates says their empowerment will also lift the family fortunes Women's control of their own wombs the first step to health In development, there are lots ... the basics are in place, the only limit is women's ambition for the future. Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ...




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