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  1. News - China - Graft campaign

    China's graft watchdog drops euphemisms and uses 'adultery' as charge against officials

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:30pm by Andrea Chen

    ... lifestyle" or "having improper relationships with women". In the high-profile cases of Bo Xilai, the former Chongqing party boss, and his right-hand man, Wang Lijun, authorities used the more damming: "keeping or having improper sexual relationships with several women". Xu Jie, deputy chief of the State Bureau for Letters and Calls which handles petitions, was sacked ...

  2. 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 ...


    Women in CPPCC and NPC say true sexual equality is elusive

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Angela Meng

    ... helped with housework, and women on average earned 22 per cent less than men. There were still countless cases of domestic violence against women. In recent days, Li Yang, the founder of language ... for legislation on sex education, domestic violence and more. "I think there need to be more opportunities for women, especially in the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD NEW YORK

    Postcard: New York

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... to consider a career in science- something that goes against the expectations of her family. "There are cultures where women are simply not thought of as equal to men," says Biaggi. ... as there has been less progress made than expected. For instance, in the US at least four women are murdered by their partners or ex-partners every day; globally, domestic violence will affect, at some ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea protests Japan’s review of ‘comfort women’ apology

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:54pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korea summoned Japan’s envoy on Monday to protest against Tokyo’s review of a landmark 1993 apology to women, many Korean, forced to work as wartime sex slaves ... to undermine its own apology when the history behind the issue of “comfort women” was recognised internationally. “Japan must understand that the more the Abe government tires to undermine the Kono ...

  10. 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 ...




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