The road out of poverty and to gender equality in Hong Kong starts at school

A recent SCMP article discusses how gender inequality still seem to exist in Hong Kong schools depute the government’s attempts to solve the problem.

The author of the article argues that “Fighting poverty in this city must address the variables that disproportionately affect women and girls.” He goes on to put forward the premise that “Hong Kong should increase its spending, and use the money to fund unique education programmes for girls, with the goal of keeping them healthy and increasing their autonomy.”

The overarching theme of the article is that more must be done is to enhance the security of women and girls by reducing their vulnerability to economic shocks, bad health, disability and personal violence.

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