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Political Repression in Hong Kong

Political Repression in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, 13 ordinary civilians and students have been sentenced to 8-13 months’ imprisonment for their protest against the Government’s first funding instalment for the North East New Territories New Development Plan- the protest occurred in June, 2014 and the initial sentence that the protesters received including things like community service. However, the Justice Department appealed those sentences, seeking harsher penalties, and this week, the Courts agreed. This week's Accent of Women features Shek Pui Yin, a student activist involved in the Umbrella movement.In the second part of the show, we also follow the dispute of the Anganwadi worers in India. Anganwadi workers are the women who are mainly employed as pre and post natal health workers, sexual health workers and other child and women’s health related work, for the very poor and unclassed or dalits of India.  The workers have been demanding better pay, conditions and an end to insecure working conditions. We speak w