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  1. Government ignores needs of abused men, group says

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... not provide funds- something it generally does for abused women. 'We have no funding and cannot provide a place for male victims- all asylums are only for women. We can only refer them ... women in the last few years and these men have lost their jobs after 1997,' he said. 'These victims find it very hard to get jobs, as they are poorly educated.' In January ...

  2. Drive to promote family harmony

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... women and children. The White Ribbon Campaign was launched by a group of men in Canada in 1991, urging males to speak out against violence faced by women. They wore a white ribbon as a symbol ... and set aside March 8 as the local White Ribbon Day. In addition to fighting violence against women, HKFWS will be promoting family harmony this year in view of increasing reports of family ...

  3. Law urged to prevent domestic violence

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... included violence against wives, the elderly, children and those in a vulnerable position, according to Xinhua. But she said violence against women was the most common form. The words ... Committee further amended the women's protection law by prohibiting domestic violence and sexual harassment against women. But Professor Chen said such laws were not enough because they did ...

  4. Push to reclassify domestic violence as a serious crime

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women. Liu Ngan-fung, a member of the Hong Kong Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities which represents 13 women's groups in Hong Kong, agreed. Ms Liu ... That law does not criminalise family violence as such, but abusers may be liable for criminal charges under other ordinances including the Crime Ordinance and the Offences Against the Person ...

  5. Mainland is facing up to the scourge of domestic violence

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Figures from the Guangzhou Women's Federation show that the percentage of marriage problems involving domestic violence doubled from 8.2 per cent in 1999 to 17.5 per cent in 2001. Professor ... on the rise in recent years. This is because hidden problems have become apparent.' Most women previously saw domestic violence as a private issue and were too ashamed to talk about it. Professor ...

  6. Prevention the priority in family violence cases

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... social workers and the police numerous times over her husband Li Pak-sum's violence before he stabbed his family to death and then himself in their home last April. But the last social worker who dealt with Li did not feel she was handling a case of domestic violence, even though he had threatened Kim on several occasions. Nor did the duty officer at Tin Shui Wai police station ...

  7. Battered husbands up in arms

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... not been invited to join a family violence committee. 'Only officials and women's concern groups join the committee. The government is even considering building another sheltered home for women, while abused husbands do not even have one,' network deputy director Leonard Leung said. The group has submitted two applications to Guinness World Records for the highest number ...

  8. Legal system needs to change, says professor

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... to express their feelings and it is vital to emotional healing, especially in the case of family violence,' Dr Wong said. Priscilla Lui Tsang Sun-kai, director of Against Child Abuse, said ... May Chan A legal framework aimed at repairing troubled relationships instead of turning to prosecutions should be introduced to deal with escalating family violence, a criminologist said. ...

  9. Police 'trivialise domestic violence'

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Abuse at home not seen as crime, says women's coalition Stronger laws to combat domestic violence are needed to curb what victims describe as the trivialising attitude of police and social workers towards the problem. To mark today's United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a coalition of women's groups ...

  10. More must be done to prevent family tragedies

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and violence. Early this year the government acknowledged that economic disadvantage is a serious community problem by establishing the Poverty Commission. The commission cannot be expected to produce ... for designated police officers to be responsible for investigating domestic violence cases was a step in the right direction. The HKU study strengthens the case for more co-ordination between government ...




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