Women have all along been playing an important role in Hong Kong’s labour market and economic development.  Like many other places in the Asian-Pacific region, Hong Kong is facing the challenges of manpower shortage brought by an ageing population.  Women’s choice of life plans, no matter they choose to join the labour force, or perform familial duties or both, should be respected.  At the same time, we reckon that appropriate support should be provided to empower women in realising their dreams, including those who wish to join the workforce, so that they could overcome the obstacles in pursuit of their choices.