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  1. Talkback

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... extremely violent themselves.' Two years ago, the British government launched a wide research project for the protection of women from domestic violence. The results were, to say the least, ... in the US, Canada, and New Zealand has seen results similar to that in Britain. In Hong Kong, we have noticed a recent rise in violence against men- especially older family members, but also due ...

  2. Working together to tackle violence

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... is a human rights issue. 'We found that in Australia, 23 per cent of women have experienced violence at the hands of a partner,' Ms Goward said. 'The frightening thing is that 25 per ... Ravina Shamdasani Australia is experimenting with a more integrated approach to handling domestic violence, with police, emergency services and the courts undergoing specialised training. ...

  3. Co-ordinated fight needed against domestic violence

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the murder in Tin Shui Wai of a woman and her two children this spring, there have been calls for the police to intervene earlier and more decisively in cases of domestic violence ... to succeed, there will have to be co-ordination with social workers and community groups. Domestic violence becomes a police matter when the victims choose to make a complaint. Sensitive ...

  4. Rape centre cases treble in 3 years

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Against Women. The government officially recognised it as a support centre for rape victims in guidelines published in July 2002 by a working group on violence. Ms Ng said the increase ... Ella Lee But staff complain that fewer than 9 per cent of victim referrals come from police The number of women seeking help from Hong Kong's only crisis centre for victims of sexual ...

  5. Biggest risk of attack comes from friends or relatives

    Posted Aug 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Irene Ng Wai-ching, said it was a common misconception that most rapists were strangers to the victims. 'The truth is women are facing the threat of sexual violence from people ... Ella Lee Only one in five victims of sexual violence is attacked by a stranger; most are hurt by family members, friends or even husbands. Among more than 400 victims handled by the Rain ...

  6. Women winning rights fight

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna

    ... agencies. On violence, crisis centres have been created under the Family Protection Programme. Their aim is to protect women against violence and eliminate discrimination. More women police officers have also been recruited and special women's police stations have been set up to deal with violence cases. In 2000, the government declared honour killings as murder and an ordinance ...

  7. Abused husbands stay silent 'to save face'

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Dikky Sin and Polly Hui One battered man sought help after wife beat his son Amid calls for better care of abused wives, a 59-year-old man yesterday said women were not the only ones to suffer from domestic violence. 'Females are not the only victims in domestic violence. The problem also happens to men. It's just that men seldom seek help because they want face,' ...

  8. Enforce counselling of abusers: refuge

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Harmony House says that half the batterers drop out A group working on domestic violence cases has urged the government to implement compulsory counselling for batterers following the release of a report on the Tin Shui Wai tragedy on Monday. The call came after the Harmony House women's refuge revealed that more than half the batterers it had supported ...

  9. Police officers must not tolerate domestic abuse

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea that many of our police officers do not take domestic violence seriously is repugnant and alarming. A survey released this week that lends support to this unpalatable notion ... It is not difficult to understand why police officers, of all people, need to appreciate the pernicious nature of violence in the home. Victims are naturally reluctant to come forward and ask for official ...

  10. Violent women shatter a stereotype

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revealed a higher percentage of women than men had used physical violence against partners. The study- which is part of a continuing international study of dating violence involving 31 universities ... but an academic claims that a breakdown in gender stereotypes means females are increasingly likely to initiate such attacks. 'We used to think women would not resort to violence. However, mutual ...




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