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1)2017/18 財政年度將在3月31日結束。國際特赦組織香港分會人權教育慈善基金是根據《稅務條例》第88條所規定而獲豁免繳稅的慈善團體，代表你可申請從應課薪俸稅入息實額、利得稅應評稅利潤或個人入息課稅入息總額中扣除捐贈給本會的捐款。扣稅上限最高可達應評稅入息或利潤的 35%！少交一些稅給政府的同時又可支持本地人權工作，何樂而不為？ 2017/2018 fiscal year will end on 31 March. Amnesty International Hong Kong Human Rights Education Charitable Trust is a charity that is exempted from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. It means your donation to us can be deducted from your net assessable income under salaries tax, assessable profits under profits tax and total income under personal assessment. The deduction is up to 35% of your income after allowable expenses and depreciation allowances or assessable profits! Use your money wisely by making a donation to us today.
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5) 本會密切監察本港的人權狀況，並向立法會提交意見書，以促請政府確保本港的人權法例達到國際標準。本會亦會每年發表香港年度人權狀況回顧，讓公眾了解及關注一些重要的人權議題。 We monitor the human rights situation in Hong Kong closely and submit submissions to the Legislative Council. We also produce year-end Human Rights Review every year to address important human rights issues to the general public.
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Feature: History vs Online - Review the violence against women
Stop Online Violence Against Women
Social media platforms can be scary and vicious for women online. Violence and abuse against women has become prevalent online. Online abuse silences women, limits their freedom of expression online and in the public sphere.
Nearly a quarter of the women surveyed across eight countries said they had experienced online abuse or harassment at least once. For instance, victims received anonymous mails which containing incredibly graphic rape threats out of the blue...
“As a blogger, I’ve faced it all. I’ve had death threats, people posting racist, sexist or homophobic comments, and a lot of pushback that is anti-abortion but in a hostile and violent way, like, ‘you support abortion so you deserve to die’”-- Pamela Merritt, an American sexual and reproductive rights activist and blogger.
This is not something that goes away when you log off – our survey shows that 41% of women who had experienced online abuse or harassment said that on at least one occasion, these online experiences made them feel that their physical safety was threatened. The psychological impact of online violence against women has on women is alarming: Stress, Anxiety, Panic attacks.
“Girls who dare to express opinions about politics or current events often experience a very swift, misogynistic backlash” -- Laura Bates, Writer, and Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project
“It’s an invisible issue right now, but online abuse might be having a major impact on the future political participation of girls and young women.”
The particular danger of online abuse is how fast it can proliferate. Social media companies need to start taking this problem seriously. It’s time to protect women’s voices online, please check out our survey on online violence against women at http://amst.hk/ovaw
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