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Appointments to Women's Commission

     The Government today (March 13) announced the re-appointment of three incumbent members to the Women's Commission. All the appointments will take effect from April 1, 2009.

     The three re-appointed members are Dr Ronnie Hui Ka-wah, Ms Joanna Lau Lai-hing, and Dr Yeung Ka-ching.  Ms Lau and Dr Yeung have served on the Commission since January 2005, while Dr Hui was first appointed in January 2008.  They have made enormous contributions to the work of the Commission during their tenure.

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, welcomed the re-appointments of the three incumbent members.  "The Women's Commission plays a pivotal role in promoting the well-being and interests of women in Hong Kong.  The Labour and Welfare Bureau will continue to provide its full support to the Commission," he said.

     The Women's Commission was set up on January 15, 2001, as a high-level central mechanism which takes a strategic overview of women's issues.  It is the government's advisor on policies and initiatives which are of concern to women.

     Following is the membership list of the Women's Commission as from April 1 this year:

Non-Official Members
Ms Sophia Kao Ching-chi (Chairperson)
Dr Miranda Chan Lai-foon
Ms Chau Chuen-heung
Ms Jacqueline Cheng Ming-fung
Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee
Ms Fong Man-ying
Dr Sharmila Gurung
Dr Ronnie Hui Ka-wah
Ms Ko Po-ling
Mrs Stella Lau Kun Lai-kuen
Ms Lau Ka-shi
Ms Joanna Lau Lai-hing
Mr Christopher Law Kin-chung
Mr Lee Luen-fai
Dr Leung Lai-ching
Ms Ayesha Macpherson
Dr Yeung Ka-ching

Ex-Officio Members
Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare or representative (Vice-Chairperson)
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs or representative
Director of Social Welfare or representative

Ends/Friday, March 13, 2009
Issued at HKT 10:35


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