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  1. Few women take part in elections

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Women's participation in village elections is very low, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor found, and warned it could indicate indirect discrimination against women. The group found 2.23 per cent of candidates in this year's elections were women. In indigenous inhabitant representative elections, the number was 0.79 per cent. Among 1,358 elected village ...

  2. Rights pioneer opts for farm life

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung She was a pioneer fighting for women's rights in Hong Kong and one of the most recognisable voices from groups seeking a just and charitable society. Now, after more ... that came with the position was not something new to Dr Wu. A passionate champion for women's rights, she was a founder of the Hong Kong Women's Christian Council in 1988 after being ...

  3. Government accused of backtracking over rights commission

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... international rights obligations in any future interpretations of the Basic Law. Outside Legco, protesters from the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities urged the government to have the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women apply to the territory. The protocol would allow any citizen to file complaints on women's ...

  4. Just happy to be nominated

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... said the nomination was a milestone in her battle against sex discrimination. She founded the committee in the early 1990s to abolish the discriminatory ordinance against women's rights ... May Chan A group of Hong Kong women who were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize are not upset they didn't win- they are still excited at being nominees. Nine women and women's ...

  5. 'Zero quota' policy for mainland mothers has no legal basis: Regina Ip

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of obstetric services. If mainland women 'manage to stay in Hong Kong by whatever means in an advanced stage of pregnancy, the hospitals will still provide to them', said medical sector ... 'No matter how high the doctors' fees or how strict Leung Chun-ying's new measures, I will try my best to give birth in Hong Kong because of the automatic right of abode given ...

  6. UN panel claims sex bias in poll system

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... their plight. Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing, who attended the meeting with 15 delegates from Human Rights Monitor, the Civic Party, and women's rights organisations, said questions asked ... women,'; said Cheung Chor-yung, a senior lecturer at City University. 'By the same token, those aged under 18 and the elderly are also discriminated against because although they can vote, ...

  7. HK$7b extra enough for the elderly, says adviser

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to spend HK$44 billion on social welfare and women's rights in 2012-13. 'An extra HK$5 billion to HK$7 billion will be enough,' Wong said. 'It can ...

  8. Voting in whose interest?

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... women's groups, Chinese medical practitioners and youths. Seeking a compromise, the Business and Professional Federation has floated the idea of a two-house model, to retain functional ... against the principles of fairness and equality in voting rights. Increasing the number of functional seats will simply prolong, if not legitimise, the unfair system. They say the way to make ...

  9. Give youth a chance, says top coach

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because it will do little to bring top athletes to Hong Kong. Badminton coach Chan Chi-choi, who led his charges to a stunning one-two finish in the women's singles at last month's Asian ... that would bar athletes from competing in some major games. Badminton player Zhou Mi is the first athlete to have come to Hong Kong under the scheme. A bronze medallist in the women's singles ...

  10. Leading finishers

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Shu-man (Hong Kong) 3:00:23. Men's Masters (2): 1, Ho Kam-fuk (Hong Kong) 2:52:10; 2, Wong Ping-chuen (Hong Kong) 2:53:00; 3, Chan Ming-wang (Hong Kong) 2:57:33. Women's Overall: 1, Rose Kerubo (Kenya) 2:38:19; 2, Jane Ekimat (Kenya) 2:39:33; 3, Mary Ptikany (Kenya) 2:40:13. Women's Seniors: 1, Makiko Kawayoe (Japan) 2:53:53; 2, Pan Sui-ping (Hong Kong) 3:03:18; ...




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