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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How far should we go in using social media to censure boorish behaviour?

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:43am by Kelly Yang

    ... Western women travelling on a bus pulled the "I'm a lawyer" card on me. I was heading home from the public pool, with my mum. The bus was packed- standing room only. The four women ... onto the bus, I felt the fury build up inside me. The elderly held onto the handles. Every time the bus took a sharp turn, they braced themselves, hanging on for dear life. Meanwhile, the women ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More women's voices needed in the media to ensure fair reporting

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:08pm by SU-MEI THOMPSON

    ... Su-Mei Thompson Su-Mei Thompson says gender stereotypes are holding women back More female voices needed in media to ensure fair reporting Last week, the region's leading media titles gathered in Hong Kong for the annual awards dinner of the Society of Publishers in Asia, which this year celebrated a new category for "Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues". ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    SFC's civil action against Citic is a good first step

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:47am by Howard Winn

    ...   The question of women The first production of the Greek tragedy Medea by Euripides is believed to have occurred in 431BC. One of its central themes is the disadvantage of being a woman and the horrific lengths a woman has to go to achieve parity with men- she ended up killing her children. So yesterday, more than 2,000 years later, the 30% Club, an outreach arm of the Women's Foundation, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End assaults on women, starting with the violence in words

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:09am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the brutal attacks on women will only be stopped once words of aggression are punished as well as the violence they spawn Zero tolerance There has been a lot of talk ... unfortunate, though, that it takes that much star power to get attention. The fact of the matter is that violence against women doesn't only occur during times of conflict. During times ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:15am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Focus on women at Tokyo summit The Japanese government hosts the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo. Among keynote ... will review the role of women in Japan's growth strategy, as well as in development worldwide. The conference comes shortly after Abe appointed five women to his new-look cabinet.   Human rights ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Stop this discrimination against breastfeeding women

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:51am by SCMP Editorial

    ... prompting heated debate about privacy and public decency. But the issue also involves the rights, and needs, of nursing mothers and their babies. The EOC condemned secret photography of women ... and rashes. Our ageing workforce can ill afford to lose women at the peak of their productivity when they drop out of the workforce to raise infants. Employers should be encouraged to support ...

  8. Business - Companies - LAI SEE

    Sincere shares soar following chairman's death

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:45am by Howard Winn

    ... the number rose by seven to 82, ranks third behind mainland China, which has the most in Asia, followed by India.   Finance is not fair to women There are gloomy tidings in a new survey that shows ... however, was better than the 34 per cent in the Middle East. Only 57 per cent of those surveyed in Hong Kong believed women were fairly represented at senior levels. Pay was also a touchy issue ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., September 7, 2014

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by STAFF

    ... Japanese women Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his new-look 18-member cabinet. The most prominent appointee was Yuko Obuchi, daughter of a former prime minister, ... and public interest. Some private hospitals allow women to keep placentas. Human rights lawyer Michael Vidler said the controversy could have been avoided with "a little bit of common sense ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sexual objectification underpins attacks against women

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the disease of sexual objectification is a major cause of violent attacks on women all over the world, and HK isn't immune Fatal misogyny The late Dr Maya ... played a part in this too. We continue to objectify and/or condone the objectification of women. Perhaps, that was what Angelou was saying. In that sense, we are more alike than we are different. ...




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