Suicide rates among older women, kids ‘worrying’

A University of Hong Kong researcher has expressed concern about the increasing trend of elderly women and those under 15 taking their own lives, even as the city's overall suicide rate dropped to its lowest in more than 20 years. Professor Paul Yip, who heads the university’s Centre for Suicide...

HKIoD Global Webinar Series Supports More Women on Boards

HONG KONG, Aug 19, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD"), together with The Institute of Directors South Africa, Institute of Directors New Zealand, Mauritius Institute of Directors, GCC Board Directors Institute and Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute, have jointly organised and concluded a...

ILO: Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market

Bosnian women, workers at a small textile factory, manufacture face masks on March 27, 2020, in Srebrenica, amid the outbreak of COVID-19. (ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP) GENEVA - Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men's employment...

Amplifying Her Voice

BERMUDA, Jun 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - You are cordially invited to join us for this Global Virtual Summit celebrating men who have empowered the voices of women & girls around the world as we discuss new paradigms in reshaping the global digital economy and celebrate the...

Two women found guilty of bribing people to vote DAB

Two women were on Thursday found guilty of offering gifts to Sham Shui Po residents in exchange for votes for the DAB in a 2018 Legco by-election. West Kowloon Magistracy heard that Deng Yi-mei, 42, and Wong Wai-ha, 52, were volunteers of a resident organisation in Hoi Lai Estate. Wong...

Fewer than half of local women want babies: survey

Most Hong Kong women don’t want to give birth, a non-profit group said on Monday, with respondents to its survey saying they didn’t have enough money, space or time to raise a child. A survey from the Hong Kong Women Development Association found that 56 percent of 1,200 respondents do...

“IN MOMS WE TRUST” Global Virtual Summit

US, May 4, 2021 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - You are cordially invited to join us for this Global Virtual Summit celebrating the voices of women & girls around the world as we discuss new paradigms in reshaping the global digital economy and celebrate the launch of The State...

BioNTech jabs cleared for expectant, nursing mums

2021-04-22 HKT 22:23" title="Expert advisers say the latest data shows that the BioNTech vaccine is suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Photo: RTHK"> Expert advisers say the latest data shows that the BioNTech vaccine is suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Photo: RTHK Experts advising the government on...

Authorities probe miscarriages after vaccination

2021-04-14 HKT 20:59" title="Officials said the two women had received a dose of the BioNTech jab. File photo: Shutterstock"> Officials said the two women had received a dose of the BioNTech jab. File photo: Shutterstock Health officials said on Wednesday they are looking into two cases of miscarriage after the...

A third of African women hurt by partners, study finds

Algerian women call for protecting women rights on the occasion of the International Women's Day in Algiers, Algeria, on March 8, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) A third of women in sub-Saharan Africa suffer violence at the hands of their male partners, a United Nations study indicates. The report's release on...

Pandemic disproportionately affects women, says EU

In this Feb 17, 2021 photo, a nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly patient at the Dunkirk hospital in France. (DENIS CHARLET / AFP) BRUSSELS - Women in European Union countries have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because they make up the vast majority of workers...