Arab Today, arab today hong kong takes initiatives to empower women workers
Last Updated : GMT 17:39:59
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Hong Kong takes initiatives to empower women workers

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Hong Kong takes initiatives to empower women workers

Hong Kong - XINHUA

Chairperson of the Women's Commission (WoC) of Hong Kong Stella Lau said Saturday that WoC has made "Women's Employment" the focus of this year's work and will continue its work in empowering women. The WoC hosted a cocktail reception here Saturday to celebrate International Women's Day 2014 with women's groups and various stakeholders in the community. When delivering a speech at the reception, Lau said the commission and the Labor and Welfare Bureau (LWB) are conducting a Time Use Survey in collaboration with the Census and Statistics Department to study the time use pattern of women and men, and to find out the reasons why Hong Kong women leave the labor market and the factors that attract them to take up employment again. The survey results will be useful for the government to consider initiatives to facilitate women to join the labor market. The survey results are expected to be announced by the end of this year, she said. Officiating at the reception, the city's Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said women are taking up a bigger share in medium and high level positions. Within the ten-year period between 2002 and 2012, the number of female managers and administrators in the private sector increased from 26 percent to 33 percent. The proportion of female professionals has also grown steadily. Statistics showed that about 8 percent of female homemakers indicated that they would be willing to work given suitable employment opportunities, Lam said. It is therefore high time for the society to explore how to facilitate women who wish to work to achieve their goals as well as to release the labor force. The WoC also announced that together with the LWB, it is developing a one-stop website which would contain information on employment services, child care services, continuing education and retraining courses provided by the government and non-governmental organizations. Lau said the website should facilitate women who wish to join the labor market to obtain the relevant information.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today hong kong takes initiatives to empower women workers Arab Today, arab today hong kong takes initiatives to empower women workers

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'

GMT 11:59 2017 Friday ,24 March

Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk'
Arab Today, arab today 5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas

GMT 17:03 2017 Saturday ,25 March

5 Crafty Must-Have Limited-Budget Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes

GMT 08:35 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Dozens dead in US-led Syria strikes
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Yemen children dream of school

GMT 07:25 2017 Friday ,24 March

Yemen children dream of school
Arab Today, arab today MP submits a petition to dismiss university head

GMT 06:21 2017 Friday ,24 March

MP submits a petition to dismiss university head
Arab Today, arab today Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry

GMT 04:51 2017 Friday ,24 March

Salvage of South Korea's Sewol ferry
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design

GMT 13:22 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Audi RS 5 Coupe acquires new design
Arab Today, arab today Renault Trezor wins design award

GMT 11:56 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Renault Trezor wins design award
Arab Today, arab today Haifa Wahby bets on her new drama show

GMT 06:04 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Haifa Wahby bets on her new drama show
Arab Today, arab today 2017 already marked

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

2017 already marked

GMT 07:03 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

Merna Waleed praises her work with Soad Hosni

GMT 22:00 2017 Thursday ,23 March

Number of unwedded girls amounts to 2.5m

GMT 18:57 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Accessories designer reveals her new collection

GMT 10:34 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

GMT 13:26 2017 Friday ,24 February

Expresses Algerian history by woody figures

GMT 22:19 2017 Friday ,24 March

Reveals reasons of hepatitis in Algeria

GMT 07:36 2017 Wednesday ,22 March

US, Britain ban laptops on flights

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 19:27 2017 Saturday ,11 March

Boualsof launches "Priestess Kahina" collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday