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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Pakistani girl Malala discharged from British hospital

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 06:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls’ education has been discharged from the British hospital treating her, but will return soon for more surgery, the hospital said ...

  2. Many hurdles remain on road to gender equality

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gave added impetus to International Women's Day. The annual UNco-ordinated event generally passes with little fanfare, but this year there seemed cause for celebration along ... societies. A report by the international human rights organisation Equality Now released last week highlighted 36 countries that still have laws that treat women as second-class citizens. They have ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong women 'being kept in slave-like conditions in Sydney brothels'

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Bryan Harris

    ... (HK$109,000) study-visa fee, Seage said. Similar exploitation happens in Hong Kong, women's rights group Zi Teng says. The Hong Kong police had not replied to questions as of press time. ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Abortion doctor who championed women's rights dies at 74

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 03:59pm by AP

    ... girl, in her sixth month of pregnancy, failed repeatedly to abort the child through saline injections, reports said. “He was a great advocate for the rights of women to have choice in their own ... legally define what an abortion is and when human life begins. Edelin went on to become an outspoken activist and spokesman for reproductive rights, according to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund said. ...

  6. News - World

    Gang rape persists in India despite greater awareness of women's rights

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:52am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in Hyderabad Gang rape persists in India despite media attention, greater awareness of women's rights and the threat of capital punishment No place to be a woman ... a man', which creates huge insecurities for men as they see women's status rising in society." As mobile phone use has spread, the availability of pornography and violent movies has also ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe shows his pragmatic side with decision on 'comfort women' apology

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:10pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Shinzo Abe's decision not to revise Japan's apology to 'comfort women' goes a long way to mending damaged relations Pragmatic side Prime ... are disappointed." There were other incidents involving Abe's right-wing appointees. For example, Naoki Hyakuta, an ultraconservative novelist who was appointed a governor for NHK, the state ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com First lady awarded role to promote women's education while on French visit with President Xi Jinping, boosting her clout on world stage Peng Liyuan ... by the All-China Women's Federation found that rural women attended school 2.2 years less than their urban peers, and that more girls (36.8 per cent) than boys (27.9 per cent) nationwide were forced ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... parliament that the government "would like to consider" setting up a verification team with academics who would look again at the women's accounts. Tomiichi Murayama, who issued ... among senior right-wing politicians has contributed to a feeling in South Korea that Japan is in denial and is not sufficiently remorseful. In remarks in 2007 that triggered a region-wide ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS

    China's Zhou Yang retains her women's 1,500m title in Sochi

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 12:43am by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Sochi Chinese skater times it just right to retain her women's 1,500m Olympic crown Just perfect as Zhou sprints to third gold Chinese short track speed skater Zhou Yang successfully defended her 1,500 metres Olympic title when she won the gold medal in yesterday's final at the Winter Games. Shim Suk-hee of South Korea won the silver medal and Italy's Arianna ...




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