The Gender Research Programme is located in the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. Established in 1990 it seeks to promote multidisciplinary research on social, political and economic development. The Gender Research Programme initiates projects on the complementary roles and activities of men and women in the context of the changing social, economic and cultural milieu of Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Major research topics are gender role stereotypes, women's development and social participation, women and work, violence against women, change and continuity of male and female status in contemporary China and Hong Kong. Dr. Catherine S.K. Tang and Dr. Maria S.M. Tam are the programme directors.
They bring out a monthly news magazine called Gender Studies: News & Views which publishes essays, reports, reviews as well as information on gender issues in English and Chinese. Their other publications include Women's Concern Groups in Hong Kong by Betty L. L. Yau, Kit Chun Au and Fanny M. Cheung and Social History and the Studies of Chinese Women by H. M. Yip. To find out more about their publications and conferences write to:
Gender Research Programme
Tel: (852) 26098775
Hong Kong also has another organisation called the Association for the Advancement of Feminism. Established in 1984 to organise the local women's movement, it aims to promote understanding about problems faced by women and discrimination against women. AAF brings out a regular news digest on women's issues. The August 1995 issue, for example, had clippings of news and feature articles about sex and age discrimination, men keeping mistresses, the change in divorce law etc. from various newspapers. This would be good background material for anyone doing research in this area.
Association for Advancement of Feminism can be contacted at:
8A, 444 Nathan Road
There is a very active chapter of Women in Publishing in Hong Kong. They publish a regular newsletter and can be contacted at:
409, Yu Yuet Lai Bldg
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