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Increasing diversity of students with disabilities a challenge for Hong Kong

Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we should consider the stories from this year about exceptional students with disabilities who have attained places at Hong Kong's leading universities. One example is Tsang Tsz-Kwan, a blind and deaf student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who reads Braille with her lips.

3 Dec 2013 - 5:27AM

Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we should consider the stories from this year about exceptional students with disabilities who have attained places at Hong Kong's leading universities. One example is Tsang Tsz-Kwan, a blind and deaf student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who reads Braille with her lips.

Increasing diversity of students with disabilities a challenge for Hong Kong
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Disability issues put on the agenda
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Middle-aged women being overlooked in the workplace
Gender equality in Hong Kong comes at the expense of foreign domestic workers

Early last month, a group of foreign domestic helpers protested against the requirement that they live with their employers. PathFinders, an organisation that works with distressed migrant workers, says the live-in arrangement puts helpers on an uneven footing with their employers and permits abuse. This comes on top of their "minimum allowable wage" of HK$3,920 per month, low by Hong Kong standards, and other poor treatment.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12AM

Early last month, a group of foreign domestic helpers protested against the requirement that they live with their employers. PathFinders, an organisation that works with distressed migrant workers, says the live-in arrangement puts helpers on an uneven footing with their employers and permits abuse. This comes on top of their "minimum allowable wage" of HK$3,920 per month, low by Hong Kong standards, and other poor treatment.

Gender equality in Hong Kong comes at the expense of foreign domestic workers
Hong Kong's education achievements threatened by rising youth poverty