Language Sites
  • UCAN China
  • UCAN India
  • UCAN Indonesia
  • UCAN Vietnam

Equal opportunities head's comments draws ire from women Whats this?
Click on to find out more.

Gaff-prone official has angered equal opportunity activists and church people

Equal opportunities head's comments draws ire from women

Women hold candles during a vigil to mark International Women's Day  in Hong Kong on March 8, 2017.  (Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

March 16, 2017

Mail This Article
(For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas)


Women's rights groups are demanding the resignation of Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission chairman following a speech where he stereotyped the role of women.

The role played by women in the family, doing house hold chores, for example, could not be replaced by men, said Alfred Chan Cheung-ming during an International Women's Day speech at the Women's Foundation on March 8.

Chan also said daughters are more attentive and better at taking care of elderly relatives. He then took himself as an example and said his wife takes care of his parents and he would ask his daughter to take care of him when he grows old rather than asking his son since men must work.

To read more
subscribe to UCAN Premium Content today.

Want more stories like this?
Sign up to receive UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters (You can select one or more)
Want more stories like this?
Sign up to UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters
You can select one or more
First Cut
Morning Daily
(Morning Daily)
Full Bulletin
Afternoon Daily
(Afternoon Daily)
Weekender
Weekly
(Weekly)

LATEST