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Position Paper to the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong on the Proposed Legislation of "Failure to Protect a Child or Vulnerable Person" Offence (Summary)

In recent years, there have been numerous cases of abuse of children, elderly and domestic helpers. However, limited by the Offence Against the Person Ordinance, no prosecutions and convictions have been taken for some cases. Therefore, the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has proposed to revise the...

Suggestions to Policy Address 2019

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Position paper to the LegCo Panel on Welfare Services on Carer's Support

Set up in 1981, the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centers have always fought for the rights and situations of women and carers. No one is born to be a carer. Being a carer should be a choice instead of an obligation. However, in traditional society women often have to take up the role of family...

Position Paper to the LegCo Panel on Welfare Services on Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child Care Services

Set up in 1981, the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres has always fought for the rights and situations of women and carers. Carers are especially concerned about the development of children. The support of the government for childcare will directly affect the benefits of children and their...

Response to the Draft Outline of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Fourth Report under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

In the interests of transparency and full accountability, we recommend that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("HKSAR Government") includes the following comments and suggestions in its Fourth Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women...

Submission of Hong Kong Shadow Report to CEDAW Committee on the Implementation of CEDAW in Hong Kong

NGO Oral PresentationHong Kong, China Presented at the 59th CEDAW Session, Geneva, 20 Oct – 7 Nov 2014Presented by Ms. KWOK Ka Chai and Ms. LEUNG Wing Yan (Joanne) Madame Chair, On behalf of the Hong Kong Delegation, which consists of 9 NGOs, we are presenting the Statement to...

Statement by the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities Condemning Sexual Violence Against Female Protestors

We are over 30 women's and gender NGOs who have joined hands to condemn sexual violence, threats and assaults used by thugs on female protesters in Mongkok!We have already received numerous calls for help from citizens who have been targets of verbal sexual harassment, including, "if you c...

Position Paper to the Minimum Wage Commission on the review of the statutory minimum wage rate

The statutory minimum wage system has been in effect for more than a year since 1 May 2011. During the past year, there was no job loss or corporate bankruptcy as the commercial sector or economists had worried about. Instead, many jobs have been offered at levels above the minimum wage against the...

Stalking - Protection vs Freedom

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Oral Statement to the LegCo Panel on Education on Moral & National Education

Strong relationship between "Moral and National Education" and women because:Women concern what their children learned at school;HKFWC promotes social justice and provides training to women to develop critical thinking. Hence HKFWC has been conducting "moral education" to women....