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  1. Police can bolster fight against family violence

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's latest crime figures. The trend that claimed most attention was a disturbing rise in family violence. Criminal domestic violence cases rose by 42.2 per cent, while other cases ... violence has come out of the closet since the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004, when a frightened woman who had unsuccessfully sought police help was murdered by her husband, along with her children. ...

  2. Family violence reports spiral as authorities awaken to issue

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Women's Federation received about 50,000 complaints concerning domestic violence in 2005 and 2006, the federation's deputy chairwoman, Mo Wenxiu, told Xinhua. She said complaints rose more ... to escape his violence. In June, a woman beaten by her husband for years tried to kill herself and her daughter by lying on a railway track, but the train stopped in time. The women ...

  3. Many attacks against women go unreported

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun A survey says Hong Kong has one of the lowest rates of violence against women but that attacks against women may be much more common than police records show. The survey, ... while 16 per cent had faced sexual violence. The survey, carried out during May and June last year as part of the United Nations International Violence Against Women Survey, collected opinions ...

  4. Uncomfortable home truths for students

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... women and couples in spousal relationships in Hong Kong experienced family violence. But another poll targeting students at three universities found that about 46 per cent of dating couples were ... HKU is tackling the problem of violence among dating couples, Mimi Lau reports Coming from a diverse range of subjects, 75 undergraduates from the University of Hong Kong have made ...

  5. Woman jailed 8 years for acid attack

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A divorced Thai woman was jailed for eight years yesterday after she admitted throwing corrosive acid in an attempt to disfigure her former husband, who had had an affair. The Court of First Instance was told that Varavan Rangcha-Em, 50, had b ...

  6. Woman denies killing lover in acid attack

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A jealous woman killed her lover by throwing acid on him after he did not leave his wife as promised, a court heard yesterday. Li Yinying, a 43-year-old mainland resident, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Yip Yu-l ...

  7. Reverse burden of proof in domestic violence: legislator

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam

    ... and not willing to testify against their husband. Police statistics submitted to the panel showed that among the 1,274 domestic violence cases in 2005, only 287 abusers were prosecuted, 265 were released ... Anita Lam and Agnes Lam The government has agreed to study a proposal aimed at reducing domestic violence cases- but the plan has been accused of hitting at the fundamental spirit ...

  8. Cross-border marriages blamed for violence

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... cross-border couples were separated and lacked communication while the wives awaited permits to live in Hong Kong, exposing the families to violence when the women arrived. 'The wives are faced ... of the drastic rise in domestic violence, prompting the Social Welfare Department to use a community-based reporting programme to tackle spouse abuse in high-risk areas. The department's latest ...

  9. Women call for one-stop court to hear divorce and abuse cases

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to give evidence against abusers. She said women were often 'tied up mentally' with their divorce hearings and didn't bother to appear as witnesses in additional domestic violence ... Sherry Lee Women's groups are calling for a single court to handle both divorce and domestic violence cases. Combining the two into what is referred to as a domestic violence court ...

  10. Housing stance under fire

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee and Celine Sun A government social worker broke ranks yesterday and spoke out against the Housing Department for regularly rejecting recommendations to rehouse women facing ... why the cases were rejected,' Mr Leung told a Legco subcommittee on family violence. Meanwhile, women's shelter Harmony House said a disproportionate number of cross-border marriages ...




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