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How the ideal of a thin body harms Hong Kong women and girls
Welcome focus on Hong Kong women's uphill struggles
As a global city, Hong Kong must do more to support its working parents
Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination

The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a public consultation on its review of Hong Kong's discrimination laws. So far, the most vociferous responses have come from the anti-mainland lobby and from anti-LGBT groups.

29 Aug 2014 - 1:59AM

The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a public consultation on its review of Hong Kong's discrimination laws. So far, the most vociferous responses have come from the anti-mainland lobby and from anti-LGBT groups.

Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination
Hong Kong needs to outlaw growing practice of upskirting

Upskirting - the act of photographing or videoing up a woman's dress or skirt - has recently captured the limelight in Hong Kong. Although this sort of deviant behaviour is not new, the internet and social media have created a new set of concerns about sexual voyeurism, given the scope for images to go viral.

1 Aug 2014 - 1:43AM

Upskirting - the act of photographing or videoing up a woman's dress or skirt - has recently captured the limelight in Hong Kong. Although this sort of deviant behaviour is not new, the internet and social media have created a new set of concerns about sexual voyeurism, given the scope for images to go viral.

Hong Kong needs to outlaw growing practice of upskirting
More women's voices needed in the media to ensure fair reporting

Last week, the region's leading media titles gathered in Hong Kong for the annual awards dinner of the Society of Publishers in Asia, which this year celebrated a new category for "Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues".

20 Jun 2014 - 2:08AM

Last week, the region's leading media titles gathered in Hong Kong for the annual awards dinner of the Society of Publishers in Asia, which this year celebrated a new category for "Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues".

More women's voices needed in the media to ensure fair reporting
Let's stop sexualising the image of women flight attendants

Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union captured the headlines this week when it complained that flight attendants' uniforms are too revealing and encourage sexual harassment.

9 May 2014 - 2:42PM

Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union captured the headlines this week when it complained that flight attendants' uniforms are too revealing and encourage sexual harassment.

Let's stop sexualising the image of women flight attendants
Hong Kong still failing its women

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:56PM

Later this year, Hong Kong will come under the microscope of a UN committee reviewing the city's compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw). While Hong Kong is ahead of many other societies in protecting the human rights of women, big gaps remain, and The Women's Foundation has submitted a "shadow report" to inform the committee's analysis.

Hong Kong still failing its women
Work needed to ensure more women thrive in male-dominated industries

Many industries - even sectors that have been traditional male bastions - are now focusing on how to attract and retain women and help them rise to senior management. There are various reasons for doing so.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Many industries - even sectors that have been traditional male bastions - are now focusing on how to attract and retain women and help them rise to senior management. There are various reasons for doing so.

Work needed to ensure more women thrive in male-dominated industries
Hong Kong women have reason to cheer policy address - to a point

This week's policy address was fairly comprehensive in its attempt to deal with Hong Kong's most pressing issues. While it did not explicitly refer to women other than to announce a new study by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Women's Commission on why women leave the workforce and how we can attract them to return, the government's new initiatives - to improve the supply of housing, alleviate poverty, ease the burden of care for the elderly and enhance the upward mobility of the younger generation - all have profound implications for Hong Kong's women and girls.

17 Jan 2014 - 1:55AM

This week's policy address was fairly comprehensive in its attempt to deal with Hong Kong's most pressing issues. While it did not explicitly refer to women other than to announce a new study by the Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Women's Commission on why women leave the workforce and how we can attract them to return, the government's new initiatives - to improve the supply of housing, alleviate poverty, ease the burden of care for the elderly and enhance the upward mobility of the younger generation - all have profound implications for Hong Kong's women and girls.

Hong Kong women have reason to cheer policy address - to a point
Hong Kong must help more women study science and maths
Hong Kong universities need to put gender on the agenda

Despite having scholars who have distinguished themselves in women's gender and sexuality studies, Hong Kong's universities are glaringly deficient in their support for 21st-century gender studies, as demonstrated by the fact that none of them offer such courses as a full undergraduate degree programme.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Despite having scholars who have distinguished themselves in women's gender and sexuality studies, Hong Kong's universities are glaringly deficient in their support for 21st-century gender studies, as demonstrated by the fact that none of them offer such courses as a full undergraduate degree programme.

Hong Kong universities need to put gender on the agenda
Women bear the brunt as Hong Kong's society ages

A recent front page article in this paper saying that the cost of caring for the city's elderly is set to rise by billions underscores that, as Hong Kong is struggling to meet the health care needs of the city, the elderly population is set to explode.

13 Sep 2013 - 2:42AM

A recent front page article in this paper saying that the cost of caring for the city's elderly is set to rise by billions underscores that, as Hong Kong is struggling to meet the health care needs of the city, the elderly population is set to explode.

Women bear the brunt as Hong Kong's society ages
Men of action needed for gender equality

When Warren Buffett issued a rallying call recently for men to champion the advancement of women, the world took note. Exhorting fellow men to get on board, he said the prospect of unleashing the talent of 100 per cent of America's human capacity made him an unbridled optimist about the nation's future.

19 Jul 2013 - 3:35AM

When Warren Buffett issued a rallying call recently for men to champion the advancement of women, the world took note. Exhorting fellow men to get on board, he said the prospect of unleashing the talent of 100 per cent of America's human capacity made him an unbridled optimist about the nation's future.

Men of action needed for gender equality