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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence overturned in 'landmark' Chinese domestic violence case

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:01am by Patrick Boehler

    ... with far-reaching implications for survivors of domestic violence". The Supreme People's Court reversed its approval of the death sentence given to 43-year-old Li Yan from Sichuan, her brother Li ... campaign for comprehensive legislation on domestic violence. Her husband, Tan Yong, had beaten Li, extinguished cigarettes on her face and locked her out on their balcony in winter, according ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Plea for action on domestic violence

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Advocates mark 10th anniversary of family's killing with demand for more protection Plea for action on domestic violence Ten years on from the shocking killing of a mother and her two daughters, an advocacy group says the government is still not doing enough to protect victims of domestic violence. Mourners gathered at the Tin Heng Estate in Tin ...

  3. News - China - SOCIETY

    Social media contest invites controversy with violence against children theme

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:24am by WU NAN

    ... reddened cheek in silence. "Violence in parenting is still entrenched in Chinese culture," said Dr Long Di, a family psychotherapist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. "Many Chinese ... I think that violence has no place in parenting." She said people of her generation, raised in the 1970s, had a different approach to parenting than their parents' generation ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nations must cooperate to stop spread of extremist violence

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:07am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for extremist thought and terrorism. Al-Qaeda and other terror groups behind the wave of Islamist violence around the world in the 1990s and 2000s gained willing recruits from fighters who had combat ... scenario. Social media and the internet are awash with calls to join the fight. The large numbers involved mean domestic intelligence and security agencies cannot properly investigate. Only ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Domestic violence categories under fire

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Two-tier system means many cases are not properly followed up, says women's group Domestic violence categories under fire The police system for classifying domestic violence cases may be abetting family tragedies rather than preventing them, a women's group says. The Association for the Survivors of Women Abuse said yesterday the police ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    No excuse for domestic violence

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial No excuse for domestic violence The World Health Organisation has a clinical interest in the issue of violence against women. That's because the matter is linked ... authors said the Lawson pictures showed violence happened to all women, not just poor women or those in certain countries or societies. The report found the highest rate of domestic physical ...

  7. News - World - ITALY

    Italian girl's murder spurs unanimous vote on anti-domestic-violence treaty

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rome Domestic violence pact backed after girl's death Italy's lower chamber of parliament ratified a European treaty against domestic violence as the country buried its latest woman murder victim: a 15-year-old girl stabbed and burned alive, allegedly by her boyfriend. The issue of Italy's rising tide of violence against women has been ...

  8. News - China - CASE NOTES

    A clear definition of domestic violence is needed to curb the crime

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... Ng Tze Wei Two recent marital violence cases have spurred lawyers and women's rights groups to demand a law change- and save one woman's life Clarity would curb domestic violence A law setting out a clear definition of domestic violence and its punishment is urgently needed on the mainland, as two cases remind us this month. The first is the tragic story of Sichuan woman ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Many domestic violence cases not reported: poll

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Hedy Bok

    ... Joyce Man, Hedy Bok Many domestic violence cases not reported: poll About one in four women in a recent survey said they had been victims of domestic violence, but fewer than one in 10 ... not know that what they had been subjected to was a form of domestic violence or sexual harassment. "They might have experienced something that fits the definition, but did not know it," ...

  10. News - China - GENDER

    Chinese women post nude photos online to fight domestic violence

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... of an anti-domestic violence law. They decided to take matters in their own hands rather than wait for the government to act. Xiong Jing, a 24-year-old web editor with a graduate degree in gender studies, ... a taboo. I hope it gets people thinking about the relationship between domestic violence and the naked body," Xiong said. "I like the saying that the body is a battlefield. I wanted ...




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