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  1. Domestic violence law may also cover separated couples

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... today. Irene Ng Wai-ching, service co-ordinator of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, said the proposed changes were a big step in protecting victims of domestic violence ... Patsy Moy People who face harassment or threats from estranged spouses may be eligible to apply for court protection under a government proposal to reduce domestic violence. The Domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549891/domestic-violence-law-may-also-cover-separated-couples
  2. Joint effort required against domestic violence

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is sad that a tragic example should occur on the day police reveal a disturbing rise in reported cases of domestic violence. The background to yesterday's chopping of the wife ... payments. We do not, as yet, know enough to make a judgment about whether the tragedy could have been prevented. What we do know is that family violence, for so long a culturally taboo subject, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558014/joint-effort-required-against-domestic-violence
  3. Specialised domestic violence court is on the cards

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... criminal cases into single court sessions. Irene Ng Wai-ching, service co-ordinator of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, was one of the advocates of such courts after ... Martin Wong The government proposes to establish a specialised domestic violence court in Hong Kong as part of efforts to combat a rising tide of violence in the home. A government source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576970/specialised-domestic-violence-court-cards
  4. New help for victims of sexual violence questioned

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Against Women, called the plan very disappointing. 'How can a centre take care of victims of both sexes and even their families from all over Hong Kong, and on a 24-hour basis? Victims ... Agnes Lam A crisis centre offering round-the-clock help for victims of sexual violence is being set up in the New Territories, the Social Welfare Department revealed yesterday. Social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553808/new-help-victims-sexual-violence-questioned
  5. Combat violence with counselling

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Mandatory programme only way to stop abuse: expert An international domestic violence expert yesterday called on the government to start mandatory counselling for abusive spouses, saying it is the only effective way to stop violence in the home. Richard Tolman, social work professor at the University of Michigan, said court-ordered mandatory counselling had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575266/combat-violence-counselling
  6. Few cases of domestic violence go to court, says shelter

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Courts get to hear just one in 10 of the domestic violence cases reported to police by women seeking help from a high-profile home for battered wives and their children, the organisation says. Harmony House co-ordinator Heidi Ip Cheung-sau said 70 per cent of the 200 victims who contacted it or sought refuge there over the past five years had reported domestic violence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558498/few-cases-domestic-violence-go-court-says-shelter
  7. Questionnaire tackles domestic violence

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Police will introduce a questionnaire system to assess the risk of family violence in an attempt to help troubled families. The Emergency Referral Questionnaire aims to reveal ... assessment that is universally employed in the policing of domestic violence,' the paper says. It will enable officers to reveal 'existing high-risk factors within troubled families' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541528/questionnaire-tackles-domestic-violence
  8. Survey unveils abuse of pregnant women

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should not neglect the possible consequences following violence against pregnant women. 'Pregnancy symbolises the start of a family. If parents resort to intimidation or violence to channel ... Helen Wu One in 10 heavily pregnant women say their husbands or partners physically or emotionally abuse them, according to a survey. The results of the Hong Kong University poll brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546564/survey-unveils-abuse-pregnant-women
  9. Relax housing rules for victims of abuse, women's group urges

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for seven years. But they were actually exempt from that condition because of domestic violence,' association spokesman Liu Ngan-fung said. Ms Liu also pointed to cases where women were ... Fion Li A women's rights group has appealed to the government to widen its conditional tenancy scheme to include battered women, whether or not they are getting divorced. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552540/relax-housing-rules-victims-abuse-womens-group-urges
  10. Domestic abuse court plan

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... service co-ordinator of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, was one of the advocates of such courts after a visit to Britain and other European countries with other welfare ... Martin Wong The government proposes setting up a domestic violence court as part of efforts to combat a rising tide of violence in the home. A government source yesterday said the idea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576964/domestic-abuse-court-plan

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