Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Under the UN's sceptical eye

Are Hong Kong and Beijing making progress in eliminating discrimination against women?

Friday, 23 June, 2006, 12:00am

UN to receive rights report

Officials will report to the United Nations on women's rights early next year.

But concern groups have given a lukewarm response to the two-day hearing beginning on February 1 in New York.

23 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Gender bias still widespread in Hong Kong

Many people who live in Hong Kong will tell you that women are a pampered and powerful breed here.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Secrecy of report on rights riles lobbyists

Pressure groups yesterday attacked the Government for keeping secret a report on human rights, destined for the United Nations, which has already been sent to Beijing for approval.

12 Nov 1997 - 12:00am


THE Legislative Council is considering two separate pieces of legislation to combat discrimination: independent legislator Anna Wu Hung-Yuk's private member's Equal Opportunities Bill and the Government's Sex Discrimination Bill.

Ms Wu's bill is a comprehensive package tackling discrimination on the basis of age, sex, sexual preference, religion, disability and race.

9 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Men must do the housework

I WOULD like to discuss the issue of equal opportunity for women and men.

The majority of Hong Kong citizens would raise a question: what is equal opportunity between women and men? Equal opportunity means that both women and men are given the same chances and choices to exercise their rights in all aspects of society.

14 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

United call to promote sex equality

LEGISLATORS passed a motion last night urging the Government to promote equality of the sexes in Hong Kong.

Legislators of different factions passed unanimously a motion moved by legislator Peggy Lam Pei Yu-dja, asking the Government to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Woman (CEDAW) and enforce anti-sex discrimination legislation.

9 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Step in the right direction

REGARDING the Governor's Policy Address, we appreciate the concern he showed for women in Hong Kong and the further opportunities he wants them to have. We can now expect to join the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) next year.

25 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Women's sufferage

LILLY Wong is wrong when she talks of ''more and more female Legislative councillors'', (South China Morning Post, September 28).

Before September 1991 there were 13 women Legco members. With Anson Chan Fang On-sang as Chief Secretary, an Official Member, there will be eight.

6 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Women's groups predict failure of Green Paper

A LEADING women's group yesterday criticised the Government consultation paper on sexual equality and called for a commission to be established to protect women's rights.

The chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, Angela Chan Sin-yee, said the Green Paper on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men was unlikely to achieve any change.

14 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Women to press Patten on sexual equality

GOVERNOR Chris Patten is expected to receive an urgent request within days to include sexual equality in his October policy speech.

Fifteen women's groups will post a letter to Mr Patten today seeking a meeting to discuss sexual discrimination before he finalises his policies.

7 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Sexual equality survey for 'man in the street'

A SURVEY of 3,000 people is to be conducted to gauge the public's views on sex discrimination ahead of any action by the Government, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Michael Suen Ming-yeung, said yesterday.

27 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Progress towards equality far too slow

MAY I make one or two points and comment on your interesting editorial headlined, ''Equal treatment only fair for the fairer sex'' (South China Morning Post, January 4).

11 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Govt is right to be cautious about CEDAW

AT the risk of bringing the wrath of local feminists down upon my head I must support the Government's cautious approach to the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

5 Jan 1993 - 12:00am