Should companies provide paternity leave?
I am annoyed by HSBC's new policy of giving employees five days of paid paternity leave.Thursday, 24 January, 2008, 12:00am
Disgusted by 20 women being murdered every day in India in disputes over dowries, idealistic men and women are going online to declare 'I don't want a dowry'.17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
To promote children's welfare, a series of activities have been held by Kids' Dream.
Earlier this month, exhibition stalls and game booths were set up at a shopping mall in Lok Fu to raise public awareness of children's rights.
Set up last year, Kids' Dream mobilises young people in the community to lobby the government to involve children in policy-making.18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Divorce in Hong Kong is mostly initiated by women, according to Sylvia Siu Wing-yee, a solicitor and founder of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre.2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
It makes the 1989 movie The War of the Roses, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as a warring couple living in the same house, seem harmonious.10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Couples seek certainty as courts shift towards equal split of assets
Lawyers have reported rising demand for pre-nuptial agreements, a trend prompted by a shifting perception in both British and Hong Kong courts towards an equal division of assets for divorcing couples.9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
When the Chinese adaptation of the US series Sex and the City was released two years ago on the mainland, it immediately attracted a cult following. The elegant lifestyle and adventurous romances it portrayed sparked envy; its independent female characters were idolised and aped by many young urban women.1 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
PREOCCUPIED BY WEDDING preparations since they set a date, Shanghai fashion retailer Zhang Ming and his fiancee, He Fang, think they need professional help. A consultation with Crescent Moon Wedding Planners convinces the busy pair that they've made the right decision.18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Next week's celebrity marriage of a Malay pop starlet and a just-divorced businessman 20 years her senior has thrown a spotlight on the high divorce rate among Malay Muslims.17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
Grasping each other's hands in the candle light, the men and women chant: 'Tonight we have company, tonight we are not alone.'
These 40 people have never met before but they share two things in common: a failed marriage and membership in Shanghai's first divorce club.20 May 2006 - 12:00am
Shanghai's first 'divorce club' had its official debut on Valentine's Day yesterday, aiming to provide counselling and support to the city's separated.
Organisers said they chose the day because 'it is a happy thing to escape from a dead marriage'. The club had more than 100 members and organisers planned to set up branches around the country, Shanghai's Youth Daily said.15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
The break-up of a marriage - or any serious relationship - is a painful and often acrimonious affair. But the biggest victims are usually the children. They are ones who suffer when their parents' divorce descends into a bitterly contested battle.8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
The number of divorced women in Guangdong tripled in the 1990s as women became increasingly concerned about personal welfare and happiness, a new study has found.
The study, based on national census data, found that the number of female divorcees in the province skyrocketed from 43,000 in 1990 to 131,000 in 2000.13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am
The head of the world's leading children's organisation has warned couples to guard against taking their disagreements out on their children - especially during the emotional upheavals of a divorce.5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
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Father's Day is on Sunday. This is a special day set aside each year to treat all the fathers well and make them happy.17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am