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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

Site aims to kill off the dowry

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

Children stand up and fight for their rights with support of Kids' Dream

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

Women run with the divorce ball

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

'Til self-incriminating admissions do us part

New York

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

Demand for pre-nuptial deals rises

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

Marital reality wins over dreams

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

Celebrity wedding throws spotlight on divorces

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

Where the broken-hearted pick up the pieces

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 club for 'dead marriage' escapees debuts

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

Reform of child custody laws is long overdue

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

Guangdong divorces skyrocket as women gain independence

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

Unicef chief alarmed by family violence

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

Make dad happy

Christine Yam is in her final year at the University of Hong Kong. She takes her exams this month. If you want to respond to her column, you can e-mail her at h0014103@hkusua.hku.hk

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