Hong Kong District Councillor series: Suzanne Wu says many in society are oblivious to gender-based needs

"Я не жертва обстоятельств, я - результат моих решений." Стивен Кови ©

When Suzanne Wu was elected to Yau Tsim Mong district council last year amid a landslide victory by democrats, she hoped to make gender perspectives in policymaking a mainstream issue. Even within the pro-democracy camp, the gender equality advocate said, some colleagues are oblivious of gender-based needs. The district council elections on November 24 last year, which ended with pro-democracy politicians taking 388 out 452 contested seats, coincided with the police siege at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong that lasted for nearly two weeks. The day after the elections, dozens of newly-e…

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