Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee
Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong elections: the shameful absence of women from politics

  • Evidence around the world reveals women have shown political leadership by working across party lines even in the most politically combative environments
  • Every political actor contributes to the chronic underrepresentation of women in the halls of power in this city, which impoverishes our public life

Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee
Eunice Yung Hoi-yan, right, holds up a sign while fellow lawmaker Leung Yiu-chung speaks during a meeting of the Legislative Council's Bills Committee on May 6, 2019. Yung is one of four female Legco members confirmed to be leaving, putting Hong Kong at risk of a new low in women’s political representation. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.