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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... Anita Fung Anita Fung says that, amid changing patriarchal attitudes, female members of Asia's family-owned businesses are becoming empowered and less likely to have to face the irreconcilable choice between tradition and modernity Breaking free It i ...

  2. Women's movement

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... women's careers and provide flexible workplaces, small to medium enterprises have been slower to catch on, she said. At Ernst and Young, three out of the 15 members- or 20 per cent- ... young women. 'If they see examples they strive to emulate,' she said. Dr. Menon cites extended family support as a critical factor which can help women succeed in the corporate world. ...

  3. Case shows it still pays to be a man

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in women's rights in South Korea in recent years. Earlier this week, a Seoul district court ruled that the uneven distribution of family assets between men and women did not violate the rights ... the rights of some members of the same clan. This ruling clearly needs to be re-examined,' said Kim Eun-kyung of the Korea Women's Hotline. Activists point out that the ruling is at odds ...

  4. There's life in the old boys (and girls) yet

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... By including women in the workforce, you can more or less double your economic productivity. The idea of women's employment and political rights is coming to the fore in some unlikely places. ... But constitutional theory is one thing and practice another- and the authorities rightly recognised this when the Ministry of Education formally approved an undergraduate programme in women's studies ...

  5. Activist drops out as duty calls

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Cheery Zahau, 26, a co-ordinator with the Chin Women's Organisation who now lives in Mizoram, India, said Chin women had been systematically raped by Myanmese soldiers over the past five ... in 1999 because education opportunities were poor and controlled by the military. 'I have always wanted to go to university but my involvement with the women's democratic movement has ...

  6. 'Censored' Mahathir daughter hits out

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... columns, which described the status of Malaysian women as akin to apartheid. Her column in The Star newspaper had been due to be published on Wednesday, to coincide with International Women's ... an automatic share of their wife's property. 'We are unique in that we actively legally discriminate against women who are arguably the majority in this country, Muslim women,'; Mahathir ...

  7. In the next issue of STYLE...

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We trawl the runways for the latest trends for spring summer, meet Asia's new wave of jewellery designers and enter the bold and beautiful world of Pucci. All this and more in Women's Fashion. Out March 4 ...

  8. Activists to campaign for freer Myanmar

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Myanmese women's freedom and justice. They presented a petition signed by more than 60 people and organisations to the Myanmar consulate on Friday. A conference about physical abuse of women ... to the social stigma and fear of further violence, according to a report prepared by the Women's League of Chinland [the Chin are an ethnic group in Myanmar], an umbrella organisation based ...

  9. Fighting talk as Chan promises medal

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Games in Bangkok next month. Chan will be competing in the women's under-60kg category as Hong Kong's leading hope at the Games and is part of a 25-member squad who will take part ... I would be really happy if I could win another medal,' said Chan at yesterday's flag presentation ceremony. 'My form is peaking at the right time. I will probably be challenging ...

  10. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever ... obstacles for women's leadership in Asia. A broad campaign is needed to educate people and change their valuation and perception of girls and women. These shifts in attitude will give women ...




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