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  1. Dramatic rise in violence against women revealed in new study

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Of 20,000 questioned, more than half admit they have been beaten recently A dramatic rise in domestic violence has been revealed in the first national survey on women's ... More than 20 per cent admitted receiving beatings several times, while 1 per cent said they had experienced systematic domestic violence. The survey also showed that a lower level of domestic ...

  2. Taking to the road with anti-violence message

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with audio-visual capabilities, will target children, parents and teachers by visiting districts prone to domestic violence. According to official figures, domestic violence is increasing in Hong Kong, ... respect, equality and love through the Harmony Express project, they could change people's attitude to domestic violence. 'Domestic violence is not simply uncontrolled behaviour, ...

  3. Domestic violence laws 'need reform'

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A legislator's sweeping policy suggestions seek to expand the definition to cover the abuse of the elderly and siblings A legislator is seeking sweeping reforms of domestic violence ... the Domestic Violence Ordinance to include all kinds of family violence. 'The focus of the law at present is too narrow. It does not cover the abuse of elderly people, nor does it cover cases like ...

  4. A safe house for the silent victims of domestic violence

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Therapy centre will use art, storytelling and drama to help children cope with their ordeals The silent victims of domestic violence - the children - are the focus of a new initiative in the planning by Harmony House, a shelter for those who have suffered abuse. Even when children are not on the receiving end of the violence, they are still victims. Repeated exposure to such abuse ...

  5. Family violence jumps a third in economic slump

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... 90pc of the cases involved couples, with five children being killed in domestic disputes Cases of domestic violence in Hong Kong shot up by a third in the first half of the year ... cases of domestic violence in the first half of this year - 33 per cent more than the 889 cases recorded in the same period last year. The whole of last year saw 1,912 cases, a 32 per cent rise ...

  6. Mob violence exposes India's jobs crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi Rapid development has created an uneven demand for work With at least 26 people killed last week in mob violence triggered by competition for jobs, ... in an orgy of arson, looting and killing, driving thousands of Hindi-speaking settlers from neighbouring Bihar from their homes and workplaces. The unprecedented violence brought home a disconcerting ...

  7. Source of violence

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I draw your attention to the article 'Gujarat suspects 'trained in Pakistan''' (October 10), by Rahul Bedi. The accusation that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was involved in the violence that followed the Gujarat tragedy, which led to the brutal massacre of thousands of Muslims by extremist Hindus, is part of India's ongoing planned ...

  8. Dismantling of Iraqi army blamed for rising violence

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Poor planning on the part of American strategists can be blamed for the failure to stop the violence in Iraq which culminated last Tuesday with the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad, say defence and security experts. The dismantling of Iraq's military and security forces on May 23 by US civil administrator Paul Bremer was cited as the biggest mistake. The decision ...

  9. Proposals for internet cafes to rein in sex and violence

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... The government is to introduce voluntary regulations on a six-month trial period Access to sex, violence and gambling over the web should be banned at internet cafes, according to the latest government proposals to regulate the industry. The surge in popularity of internet cafes and video-game arcades in Hong Kong has prompted the Home Affairs Bureau to recommend a series ...

  10. Strike over growing political violence leaves Bangladesh paralysed

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am

    ... A 12-hour national strike called to denounce the killing of two Bangladeshi opposition politicians paralysed the entire country yesterday. The shutdown has highlighted what observers claim is an escalating incidence of politically motivated murders in the ...




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