The Status of Women and Girls in Hong Kong 2006

The report collected and reviewed extant research conducted in Hong Kong between 1999 and 2004. At the time of publication, it was one of the few benchmarks on gender equality as well as insight into key issues faced by women and girls in the community. Most disturbing was the finding that Hong Kong women do not see gender discrimination as a social ill. Gender stereotyping still permeates educational institutions, and sexual and domestic abuse rates are rapidly rising. Poverty continues to be a gendered issue. Too many believe women are incapable of leadership, and few employers provide family-friendly workplace policies. Improving the lives of women and girls will bring societal and economic benefits to Hong Kong, and we must continue asking questions about what is needed to be done.