The Women's Foundation is delighted to be collaborating with the South China Morning Post and the Hong Kong Economic Journal over the publication of a monthly column on women and gender issues in print and online. The column is published on the first Friday of every month in SCMP's highly regarded opinion page and Chinese translations of the same articles are posted on Hong Kong Economic Journal's TWF Blog page.

In addition to opinion pieces authored by The Women's Foundation, we invite leading voices from the private and public sector to contribute articles on women and gender issues, resulting in a collection of pieces that span the spectrum of important topics and themes, from women and health and social welfare to women in the workforce, from girls and youth issues to gender stereotyping in the media and the economic imperative for giving women equal access to education and jobs.

Please feel free to comment on our posts below or drop us a line at [email protected] with ideas for new topics and contributors.

Hongkongers should back improved legal protection against discrimination (Su-Mei Thompson)

Su-Mei Thompson rallies the public to back proposed changes to Hong Kong's discrimination laws that will improve rights protection for all The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a public consultation on its review of Hong Kong's discrimination laws. So far, the most vociferous responses ha...
2023/08/29 | No comments.

Hong Kong needs to outlaw growing practice of upskirting (Su-Mei Thompson and Lisa Moore)

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...
2023/08/01 | No comments.

More women's voices needed in the media to ensure fair reporting (Su-Mei Thompson)

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". Earlier, in March, Singapore toasted the winners of the "Women's Empowermen...
2023/06/20 | No comments.

Let's stop sexualising the image of women flight attendants (Su-Mei Thompson and Lisa Moore)

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.  This is a cause for concern. It throws up much larger themes relating to sexist stereotyping and unfair work practic...
2023/05/09 | 3 comments

Hong Kong is still failing its women (Jo Baker and Su-Mei Thompson)

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 ...
2024/03/08 | No comments.
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