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Better halves for a better whole

As men's roles change, the time is right for fixing the imbalance between men and women. As with many important life lessons, real gender equality has to start in the home.

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

Stigma? What stigma? Why behavioural counselling is a step in the right direction

My son's school has advised me to give permission for him to see a counsellor to help with his social problems. I am aware that he has some difficulties, but a counsellor sounds serious.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Breaking mental health barriers

Since 2002, the Jardine Matheson Group has taken on the task of breaking taboos surrounding mental illness in Hong Kong. 'Mental health is an area which is clearly underfunded.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Castle Peak will fight prejudice

It is time to end the stigma around Hong Kong's best-known mental hospital and its patients, Albert Lo Chi-yuen believes.

With that in mind, Castle Peak Hospital is preparing to launch a public education campaign to raise awareness of mental illness.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Back to work

One of the worst things that can happen to someone on welfare is to be accused of being lazy and dependent on the dole.

There are certainly welfare cheats in Hong Kong. But in a society where the values of thrift and self-reliance are still strong, most people would rather persevere through their own efforts than apply for public assistance.

20 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Racism awareness

It may come as a surprise for people to learn that racial discrimination is widespread at so many different levels of life in Hong Kong. Though the exploitation under which many foreign amahs are required to work is well documented, other ethnic groups who reside here are generally assumed to have the same advantages as native-born citizens. That is not so.

20 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

I beat bias against oldies, says Fong-fong

She overcame sexual stereotyping and the stigma of a physical handicap to become an accomplished actress, yet Josephine Siao Fong-fong still lost a battle with discrimination.

The 50-year-old revealed yesterday how she was forced to enrol for a post-graduate degree in the United States after local institutions refused to accept her because of her age.

27 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Call to establish drug rehabilitation in HK

AT LEAST a dozen children of expatriates have been sent to the Philippines for drug rehabilitation, sparking a call for foreign diplomats and executives to stop sweeping the problem under the carpet and establish a centre in Hong Kong.

30 Aug 1993 - 12:00am