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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    More teenage girls joining street gangs

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... workers and 12 more former clients to be employed there. Of the 150 staff at the centre, 50 are former drug abusers, street kids or ex-offenders. Foundation chairman Peter Cheng Kar-shing said: ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Social workers say girls are taking over from the boys as leaders, and some as young as six being exposed to triad culture, sex work and drugs More girls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1115453/more-teenage-girls-joining-street-gangs
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disadvantaged youngsters wary of proposed mandatory drug tests

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Survey reveals doubts about drug test scheme A survey of young people receiving help from social workers found that one in two believe mandatory drug tests would lead to abuses of power and further marginalisation of drug users. The research also found that more than half of the teenagers and young adults surveyed had not heard about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384588/disadvantaged-youngsters-wary-proposed-mandatory-drug-tests
  3. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Teenager's death sheds light on brutal discipline at military-style camps for internet addicts

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... and continued to kick her,” the injured teenager was cited as saying in recalling the fatal incident. Eventually the 19-year-old stopped breathing before medical staff called by the treatment camp ... amounting to abuse. In 2009, a 15-year-old boy from Guangxi province died from being severely beaten by trainers just two days after arriving a camp treating internet addiction. The incident sparked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534046/teenagers-death-sheds-light-brutal-discipline-military-style
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Corporate charity helps kids find their own paths

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in Wong Tai Sin, where the resident children tend to be referred from social services. "This is sometimes as a result of domestic abuse," Ko said. The company holds fun days for the younger children and career workshops for the teenagers from both Evangel and the HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre in Kwai Chung.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585280/corporate-charity-helps-kids-find-their-own-paths
  5. News - Asia - SOCIETY

    Bullied Japanese sailor killed himself aboard ship, navy admits

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... who struck the teenager with a beer bottle, was sentenced to five years' jail for negligence resulting in death. The national women's judo coach Ryuji Sonoda quit in disgrace last ... endured four years of the abuse before complaining. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583922/bullied-japanese-sailor-killed-himself-aboard-ship-navy-admits
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    700 million women abused by their partners, says World Bank report

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington 700m women abused by their partners More than 700 million women worldwide are subject to physical or sexual violence from their husbands or partners, ... in formal positions of power around the world. The impact of teenage pregnancy, another type of limitation on agency, is deep, the report says. One in five women in developing countries becomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512857/700-million-women-abused-their-partners-says-world-bank-report
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Number of prisoners in Hong Kong hits record low

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Lana Lam

    ... and new Correctional Services Department figures show that last year, it was 99.5 days. As of June, the penal population was 8,906, made up of 7,249 inmates- those in prisons, drug treatment ... has decreased, while the number of inmates in drug addiction treatment centres has risen, suggesting a less draconian approach to sentencing. Possible reasons for the downward trend include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586883/prison-population-hits-record-low-theyre-spending-more-time-remand
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Teenagers found pimping peers through messaging apps: welfare group

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Teenagers found to be pimping their peers Some teenage girls are now pimping their peers through smartphone messaging applications, a youth welfare association revealed as it warned teenagers of the risks of "compensated dating" over the festive season. In one of the Federation of Youth Groups cases, a 16-year-old girl was found to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384605/teenagers-found-pimping-peers-through-messaging-apps-welfare-group
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... abuse on a street would be considered incitement to racial hatred. The current lack of laws addressing the civic identities of both Hongkongers and mainlanders left both groups unprotected, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Peter Woo's charity helps equip less academic teens for work and life

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... and life Disadvantaged teenagers struggling with studies are set to be given a leg-up from a charity spearheaded by property tycoon Peter Woo Kwong-ching that seeks to equip them for challenges ... the luxury retail arm, Lane Crawford, while he remains chairman of the property unit, Wharf. Project WeCan focuses on character building, developing teenagers' communication skills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570226/peter-woos-charity-helps-equip-less-academic-teens-work-and-life

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