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  1. Vow of 'zero tolerance' to violence in schools

    Posted Oct 09th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The education chief yesterday vowed to adopt a 'zero-tolerance' approach to school violence after three boys were arrested following a wild melee at a Sha Tin ... were from forms two to four. 'We are zero tolerant on school violence, which should not happen. Hence, this incident is very serious and we, the Education and Manpower Bureau, will follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519649/vow-zero-tolerance-violence-schools
  2. Law urged to prevent domestic violence

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

    ... Elaine Wu Legal experts attending the World Jurist Association conference in Beijing yesterday called for the introduction of a law to prevent domestic violence on the mainland, saying the wording in current laws is too vague. Chen Mingxia, a professor with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Law Institute, said in a panel discussion that domestic violence on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515112/law-urged-prevent-domestic-violence
  3. Most abuse cases are not reported

    Posted Jul 05th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam HKU survey finds one in five families have experienced domestic violence and one in three children are victims A 'shocking' discrepancy exists between actual levels of domestic violence and the number of cases reported, a survey indicates. A University of Hong Kong poll found that one in five families had experienced some form of violence, and almost one in three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507119/most-abuse-cases-are-not-reported
  4. Mainland is facing up to the scourge of domestic violence

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

    ... Guangzhou woman allegedly chopped three of her live-in boyfriend's children to take revenge for years of battering at his hands. 'Cases of domestic violence are increasing ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511340/mainland-facing-scourge-domestic-violence
  5. Children unaware of family violence: poll

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Most children polled in an Against Child Abuse survey displayed a lack of awareness and understanding about family violence. Only 40 per cent of the 2,302 upper primary children surveyed would ask for help the first time family violence occurred. Sixty-three per cent said help would only be required when injuries arose, while 12 per cent said they would not call for help, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500715/children-unaware-family-violence-poll
  6. Push to reclassify domestic violence as a serious crime

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

    ... Patsy Moy The government is seeking to amend the law on domestic violence to make it a serious crime, as the city experiences a dramatic increase in child and spouse abuse. There were 841 ... Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai said the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and Department of Justice were studying a domestic violence law that would have a stronger deterrent effect and provide better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515177/push-reclassify-domestic-violence-serious-crime
  7. Violence in home

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What measures do you suggest to curb domestic violence? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has made reducing domestic violence a high priority of his administration, which is re-examining the law to make it more effective. Write to us ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526774
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515052/prevention-priority-family-violence-cases
  9. New approach needed on domestic violence

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be focusing on violence in the home. But it is. As a result, last Friday was declared UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The campaign has sparked a flurry of publicity, helping bring domestic violence out of the closet and revealing some unpalatable truths about the world's most under-reported crime- for that is what violence against women is. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526778
  10. Domestic violence referrals rise 25pc

    Posted Nov 26th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui and Celine Sun The number of domestic violence cases referred by the police to social workers was up more than a quarter in the first nine months of this year, compared to last ... Commissioner Dick Lee Ming-kwai said the force accepted that some officers had communications problems with victims of family violence. 'We are not professionally trained social workers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526532

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