Hong Kong lags far behind the rest of the world in tackling the discrimination faced by disabled women, campaigners say. A survey by the Chinese University on behalf of Hong Kong's first association for disabled women found that more than 70 per cent of 520 people questioned said they had experienced discrimination in the workplace. Two-thirds said they also faced discrimination from their families. Karen Ling Kam-har, a university lecturer who headed the survey, said 20 per cent had also been sexually harassed. She said discrimination against disabled women was a neglected issue. 'There are many such discussions overseas,' she said. 'Hong Kong is lagging far behind.' She said there were differences in the way able-bodied people treated the disabled. 'One of the interviewees asked why, if a disabled man marries an able-bodied woman, people will say,'Oh, how smart the groom is!', but when a disabled woman marries an able-bodied man, people will say, 'Oh, pity the groom, he has to take care of his wife!' ' The newly formed Association of Women With Disabilities pledged to fight for their rights.