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  1. Lawmakers urge more action to curb domestic violence

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Legislators last night passed a motion calling on the government to do more to curb domestic violence. Moving the motion on International Women's Day, legislator Margaret ... International Women's Day,' said Ms Ng, who represents the legal profession in the Legislative Council. Apart from women, children and the elderly are also vulnerable to domestic violence ...

  2. Commission announces new plans to combat domestic violence

    Posted Jan 12th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... LAUREN CROTHERS Updated at 6.45pm: The Women's Commission on Thursday announced new strategies aimed at reducing domestic violence from households in Hong Kong. The latest initiatives ... The latest strategies are being referred to as 'multi-dimensional' by the WoC as contained in its report on 'Women's Safety in Hong Kong: Eliminating Domestic Violence ...

  3. Complaints against agents surge as violence escalates

    Posted Jan 10th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng There has been a sharp increase in the number of complaints lodged against property agents, with incidents of violence becoming more serious last year, according to the industry ... in complaints to the public's increased awareness of their rights and higher expectations of property agents. A total of 28 agents had their licences suspended last year, 11 for acts of violence ...

  4. Sex, violence and chewing gum - and millions of happy customers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Almost universally hated by the critics, Mickey Spillane's crime thrillers, laced with sex, sadism and violence, were devoured by a post-war America hungry for the exploits ... justice on his own murderous terms. Critics attacked the series for its sex, violence and vigilantism, one saying I, The Jury would not be out of place in 'Gestapo training school'. ...

  5. Domestic violence must remain policy priority

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

    ... The crime statistics for last year, showing a sharp rise in domestic violence, have understandably led to renewed calls for the government to better protect victims. But the figures also suggest that some progress is being made. There were 2,784 incidents of family violence compared with 2,289 in 2004, and a 41 per cent rise in criminal cases of this kind. Welfare legislator ...

  6. Specialised domestic violence court is on the cards

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

    ... 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 ... different models of specialised domestic violence courts and are expanding the scale of their pilots,' the source said. 'We have no final decision yet but we find it is worth exploring ...

  7. Owners come home to misery and violence

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conflicts between homeowners and management firms. 'The attitudes of some departments encourage the violence. Property management firms do need oversight no matter whether they are embroiled in violence or not.' He said conflicts between evicted residents and property firms would continue as long as residents' committees had no legal status. Most recent lawsuits filed ...

  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. Respect key to calming violence in Middle East

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people in society can too easily fall prey to extremism and they must be shown that violence is no answer to their frustrations. Calming the fury must be a combined effort for east and west. ...

  10. Action urged over domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... on the elimination of discrimination against women in Hong Kong will exaggerate the government's progress in dealing with the escalating problem of domestic violence. The report does not mention the low conviction rates of domestic violence offenders in recent years and overstates the resources that the government has devoted to coping with the problem, the party says. Since the government submitted ...




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