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向聯合國舉報反佔中人士以性暴力手段打壓女示威者

本會外務副主席郭家齊在日內瓦舉行的聯合國會議上指出:近日香港的佔領運動中女性示威者遭到警方及「反對者」的暴力對待、語言恐嚇及侮辱,嚴重侵害女性政治參與權利。

Protesters’ sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting
(SCMP 2014.10.21)

//”Women’s right to participate in the social movement are threatened by violence condoned by police,” said Kwok Ka-chai, from the Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities and the Association for the Advancement of Feminism.

She added: “Numerous female protesters were sexually assaulted and threatened by [counter-protest] thugs, yet some reports show that the police released alleged assailants and were gender-blind when handling female protesters.”//

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Protesters’ sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting
(SCMP 2014.10.21)

Hong Kong NGOs highlighted the alleged abuse of women during the Occupy Central protests of the last three weeks at a UN meeting in Geneva yesterday.

They also brought up the case of Indonesian helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, whose employer will stand trial on 21 charges in December, as an example of violence against domestic helpers.

The delegation of eight NGOs and one political party was making an oral presentation about women’s rights in Hong Kong at the informal meeting with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

“Women’s right to participate in the social movement are threatened by violence condoned by police,” said Kwok Ka-chai, from the Women’s Coalition on Equal Opportunities and the Association for the Advancement of Feminism.

She added: “Numerous female protesters were sexually assaulted and threatened by [counter-protest] thugs, yet some reports show that the police released alleged assailants and were gender-blind when handling female protesters.”

The groups, also including the Democratic Party and Human Rights Monitor, called for a “high-level mechanism” in the government to improve anti-discrimination laws.

Reports of women being sexually harassed have emerged from the Occupy mass sit-ins in Mong Kok and Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong and mainland China are subject to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, a UN treaty. Governments and NGOs submit their reports to the body every few years.

On Thursday, the committee will consider the reports from the central and Hong Kong governments, after which it will make recommendations.

Also on Thursday, the UN Human Rights Committee will look into the question of universal suffrage in Hong Kong.

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