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On Friday's Backchat, sexual harassment. After the revelations about Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein, many actors, sports stars and others, as well as hundreds of thousands of others through twitter are stating that they have suffered sexual harassment and assault. If people are aware of the scale of the problem will it change attitudes? Why did people like Harvey Weinstein get away with it, when so many were aware of the problem? How can women without power fight back? Do women in Chinese societies suffer less harassment than in the West? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, new laws on animals in traffic accidents.
20/10/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Sexual Harassment in Asia
Puja Kapai, Convenor of Women's Studies Research Center; and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Raees Baig, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Susanne Choi, Professor, Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sylvia Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
Gina Marchetti, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
20/10/2017 - 9:20-9:30 New Laws on Animals in Traffic Accidents
On Wednesday's Backchat, the live-in rule. Domestic helpers are required to sleep and live where they work - a policy that some say leads to abuse and greater risk of forced labour or servitude. The Government says any change to the 14 year old rule will have an impact on Hong Kong’s local workforce, transport and housing, while employers will have to pay more. While the legality of the measure is being considered, what do you think of its advisability? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, reforming the Medical Council.
11/10/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Judicial Review on Domestic Helpers' Live-in Rule
Eman Villinueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
Julian Groves, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Holly Allan, Director, Help for Domestic Workers
Manisha Wijesinghe, Legal Team, Daly & Associates
11/10/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Reform of Medical Council