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  1. Comment - Letters

    International Women's Year 40th anniversary offers opportunity for reflection

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial International Women's Year anniversary offers chance to reflect Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the UN's International Women's Year. Four decades have ... be reviewing the progress of the status of women in this world city. This is something that could also engage community organisations. Hongkongers in their 60s and 70s will have clear recollections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1496182/international-womens-year-40th-anniversary-offers-opportunity
  2. Business - Money - ASK MELANIE

    How is financial planning different for women?

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Melanie Nutbeam

    ... is financial planning different for women? How is financial planning different for women? Women generally earn less than men, earn over shorter periods, and live longer. This means they face greater challenges accumulating the wealth needed for financial security throughout retirement. Women face universal disadvantages in terms of lower pay and gender-stereotyping of jobs. Age, education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/expert-qa/article/1173360/how-financial-planning-different-women
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politicians say Korean ‘comfort women’ claims fabricated

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:38pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Statue-protest politicians urge review of apology for forced prostitution Comfort women claims 'fabricated' A group of Japanese politicians who visited California to protest about a statue in honour of Asian "comfort women" have joined the movement demanding the government reconsider the apology made in 1993 to the victims of forced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1435294/japanese-politicians-say-korean-comfort-women-claims-fabricated
  4. News - Hong Kong

    'V-Day' rises to the challenge of violence against women and girls

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... billion people around the world to oppose violence against women - by, among other activities, dancing. For 15 years, Valentine's Day has also been "V-Day" - a day of global events in a campaign to end violence against women and girls. The V stands for victory, vagina and valentine. This year the campaign is promoting "One Billion Rising" - an effort to get a billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148920/v-day-rises-challenge-violence-against-women-and-girls
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Caroline Kennedy snubs NHK over governor’s nationalist comments

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 10:58pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the Japanese government's position on the sovereignty of islands that both Tokyo and Beijing claim at a press conference last month. Momii also said the issue of "comfort women" forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army during the early decades of the last century was "puzzling". "[The issue of] comfort women is bad by the morals of today, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429872/caroline-kennedy-snubs-nhk-over-governors-nationalist-comments
  6. News - China - CRIME

    Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:05am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... have arrested the owner of a clinic who allegedly helped pregnant women find out the sex of their fetuses by sending their blood samples to Hong Kong for tests. The arrest of Chen Jiguo, 35, ... to take blood from pregnant women's veins for tests on their fetuses' sex. He had allegedly arranged such tests for nearly 300 women by the time he was caught in February. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486420/zhejiang-man-arrested-arranging-sex-tests-hong-kong-pregnant-mainland
  7. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    War sex slavery unspeakably bad, says former Japanese PM Tomiichi Murayama

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul It's time for Tokyo to resolve issue, Murayama says after meeting 'comfort women' in Seoul War sex slavery unspeakably bad, says former PM Japan had committed "indescribable wrongdoings" by forcing women from South Korea and elsewhere to serve as sex slaves to its wartime troops, former prime minister Tomiichi Murayama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1426660/war-sex-slavery-unspeakably-bad-says-former-japanese-pm-tomiichi-murayama
  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan official heads to Seoul for talks on 'comfort women'

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:31pm by AFP

    ... contributed to a freeze in diplomatic ties. Kyodo cited an unnamed government official as saying that Japan would indicate it was mulling an official apology and money for the so-called comfort women ... there is renewed impetus for the two key US allies to heal their fractured relationship, despite domestic pressures on both sides not to bend. The comfort women issue has deeply divided the neighbours, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484007/japan-official-heads-seoul-talks-comfort-women
  9. 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

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Australian media shines spotlight on possible collusion of some travel agencies in trafficking of women into harsh conditions in sex trade Hongkongers 'slaves' in Sydney brothels Hong Kong women are being kept in slave-like conditions in Australian brothels and some local travel agencies are facilitating the abuse, according to media reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479269/hong-kong-women-slave-conditions-sydney-brothels-reports-say
  10. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com Firms favour candidates who won't need maternity leave, jobseekers say Women postgrads secure jobs easier with pregnancy out of way When Zhang Ying ... The legal age for women to get married on the mainland is 20, yet most students graduate around 22. Society expectations still require they start their family between the ages of 25 and 30, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1474563/woman-postgraduates-land-jobs-easier-if-pregnancy-out-way

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