International Women's Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. The first observance of the Women's Day was in 1909 in New York as a remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, but evolved through later years into a day marking protests for equal rights, specifically women's right to vote in elections and hold public office. In 1949 the People's Republic of China declared March 8 an official holiday; in 1977 the United Nations declared March 8 to be the UN Day for Women's Rights and World Peace.
On International Women’s Day, two shocking cases of abuse have created political fallout in China.
Women find it particularly hard to balance work and household duties, still broadly seen as the woman’s responsibility, forcing many into unstable, lower-paying work.
Just 848, or 5.7 per cent, of 15,000 private businesses surveyed by JPMorgan across multiple sectors were founded or led by women. Those companies, however, excelled at fundraising.
After facing social media backlash for describing a Charles & Keith handbag as ‘luxury’, 17-year-old Zoe Gabriel has been chosen to model a bag for the brand’s International Women’s Day campaign.
Hong Kong Women Workers’ Association does not explain why it decided against holding Sunday demonstration, which police had approved.
Chinese women comprise the world’s third-largest consumer market – close to the combined retail markets of Germany, France and the United Kingdom – and have reshaped the nation’s economic trajectory.
Is China doing enough to reverse its shortage of women in the highest ranks of science and technology research?
Artists, poets, lawyers and netizens have expressed shock about the plight of rural women sold to men and anger over authorities’ failure to protect.
On global day to celebrate women, many fleeing Ukraine after Russia’s invasion are under immense stress to forge new lives, without their menfolk.
Labour participation, parental leave policies, fair pay and protections against harassment give an idea of progress.
Women made up about half of all homeowners in mainland China last year, paying 4.7 million yuan (US$744,073) on average for flats in the country’s first-tier cities, according to a survey conducted by online property agency Beike Zhaofang.
The plight of the environment, migrant workers and widows and divorcees has occupied the minds of these women in Hong Kong and prompted them to act.
Only three out of every five interviewed in the study said they had sought help, mostly through family and friends.
International Women’s Day on March 8 always provides an opportunity to reflect on the status of women’s issues and gender equality - how far we have come and where we still need to go. We will look deeper into the issues involved in this edition of Global Impact.
A series of tragic murders and suicides as a result of domestic violence has opened people’s eyes to a serious social issue in China.
‘There is deep fear around women claiming the rights to their own bodies.’
On International Women’s Day, SCMP MMA takes a look at five storylines to watch for when ONE Championship’s eight-woman tournament kicks off on May 28.
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first African and first women director general of World Trade Organization (WTO), was speaking on International Women’s Day with former Australia prime minister Julia Gillard.
Hong Kong’s women first appeared at the 1936 Berlin Olympics with swimmer Yeung Sau-king representing China, and now a number of female Hong Kong athletes occupy world No 1 spot such as Sarah Lee, Wang Chen, Zhou Mi, Vivian Kong and Ng On-yee.
An illegal surrogacy boom, domestic violence cases being ignored, and the plight of children born out of wedlock are among the issues being discussed in China.
As Asian talent – especially women – often has to fight for recognition in Hollywood, for International Women’s Day we decided to celebrate these Asian actresses who found global success