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  1. Labour laws 'unfair to women'

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's labour laws are discriminatory as they force women to retire five years earlier than men, according to a delegate at the ninth conference of the All China Women's Federation. Xia Yinlan, a professor of the Political Science and Law University in Beijing and a member of a taskforce drafting a new law on the matter, told state media that women too should ...

  2. Dramatic rise in violence against women revealed in new study

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Of 20,000 questioned, more than half admit they have been beaten recently A dramatic rise in domestic violence has been revealed in the first national survey on women's issues. The survey, by the All-China Women's Federation, showed that more than 50 per cent of respondents admitted having been beaten by their partner at least once in the past six months. ...

  3. Free condoms for women in Beijing

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Women in Beijing will soon be entitled to free condoms, to save them from that ever-so-awkward moment at the checkout counter. According to the Beijing Times, Chinese authorities plan to issue special cards to married women that will allow them to get free condoms from vending machines placed throughout the city. The machines will start operating next month ...

  4. About Women

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Contemporary Chinese artists offer portraits of women, including Tsui Tin-yun's mysterious beauties, Xie Hengxing's Yi women from Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, and Liu Yuanshou's depictions of women in traditional costumes. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Connoisseur Art Gallery, Shop G3, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2868 ...

  5. Real equality for women

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I fully support your leader headlined 'Laws alone won't ensure equality of the sexes' (September 2). The problem with China is not that it lacks laws to protect the rights of women. It has laws aplenty, but they are often ignored or never enforced. Real enforcement and respect for the law can only come when there is a deep change in attitude - to awareness ...

  6. Women's records tumble

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A total of 31 records were broken at The Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College's 25th annual Athletics Meet at Chai Wan Sports Stadium recently. Sapphire House were the overall champions. ...

  7. Advisory bodies to appoint more women

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The government has given a commitment that women will comprise at least a quarter of the appointed seats on advisory and statutory bodies, the Women's Commission said yesterday. The quota is an initial target set by the government-funded body, which promotes women's rights. The target is slightly higher than the current 20 per cent appointment quota ...

  8. Only 1 in 3 HK women take Pap test, says survey

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Only one in three women in Hong Kong has been tested for cervical cancer, a survey published yesterday found. The Census and Statistics Department survey between May and July last year found that 943,600 women aged 15 and above had undergone a Pap smear, representing 34.9 per cent of Hong Kong women. Previous studies showed that 50 per cent of women were screened in Hong Kong, ...

  9. Women victims of cyber-discrimination

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Pornography and violence on the internet have emerged as a new form of discrimination against women in East Asia, an international forum in Hong Kong concluded yesterday. More than 350 representatives of women's groups from six East Asian countries agreed to co-operate on tackling the problem as the three-day Fifth East Asian Women's Forum drew to a close. ...

  10. Women fight for upholding of their rights

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... National congress will face the challenges of violence and their low social status The mainland's largest women's organisation will hold a national conference next week to lobby for better protection of women's rights and help them to cope with problems arising in a changing society. Gu Xiulian, All-China Women's Federation chairwoman, said the federation ...




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