Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Hong Kong politics: more women can lean in only if barriers are removed

  • While women have come a long way in academic achievements, they are still held back by traditional biases and gendered family roles
  • Surveys show the public is aware of the additional barriers women face in public life, yet proposals to counter those barriers often amount to mere platitudes

Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang
Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, seen here with some other members of Carrie Lam’s administration in June 2017, is one of only two women principal officials in the team. Photo: Sam Tsang
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