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  1. Courage under fire

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... A Catholic priest is helping give hope to human rights victims, writes Jo Baker With his smiling eyes and optimism, it's hard to imagine Father Nandana Manatunga at work, not because he cares for young people - for that he seems well suited - but bec ...

  2. First decline in cases of domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Colleen Lee Cases of domestic violence dropped 3.9 per cent in the first half of this year, the first decline ever recorded in that category in Hong Kong. Police handled 3,557 cases of domestic violence - 1,147 of them categorised as crimes - from January to June, police director of crime and security John Lee Ka-chiu said. That was down 3.9 per cent from 3,702, ...

  3. Growing awareness of sexual violence

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women said it had received 11 per cent more inquiries about sexual violence in the first six months this year than it did ... been an increase in public awareness about sexual violence. Meanwhile the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre is to donate part of the profits of its forthcoming musical, To Live On, to the group. ...

  4. Play on violence close to heart of HK families

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Vagina Monologues takes abuse of women to the stage to raise funds, says Annemarie Evans Violence is something Danielle Spencer grew up with. But the native of Toxteth, Liverpool, who ... which has raised more than US$50 million for organisations involved in anti-violence work, a pertinent subject in Hong Kong where abuse of women is common. Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, ...

  5. Limits of violence laid bare once again in Gaza

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Palestinians have learned time and again over the six decades of their conflict with Israel that nothing is to be gained by using violence. No matter how determined their struggle, ... to violence and military activities is welcome. Every effort must be made by the international community to separate the combatants and restore the truce. Israel must ensure that those hurt in its ...

  6. Prosecutors to be more sensitive with cases of domestic violence

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A new sensitivity in dealing with domestic violence situations, and increased co-operation with the media were among the changes to the Department of Justice's ... with unrepresented defendants which obliges the prosecutor to make sure the accused gets a fair trial. But the biggest addition was a section on dealing with domestic violence cases. 'The prosecutor ...

  7. Violence should not be tolerated

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their views in a violent way. The use of violence is unacceptable in Hong Kong which is a peaceful and law-abiding society. If people abuse their freedom of speech, there will be chaos in the city. ... are quite right when you say violence is unacceptable. It should not only be unacceptable in this city but in the world. People think freedom of speech means they can say anything and do anything. ...

  8. Power struggle erupts in violence

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... bus station. Besides the politically motivated violence, a marked increase in robberies and extortions has also made life difficult for the population and for those trying to implement ... in the financial windfall through political channels. The World Bank's Aceh Conflict Monitoring Programme said that last December local-level violence rose to its highest level since January 2005. ...

  9. Legco expands protection of law on domestic violence

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told lawmakers the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill would 'extend the coverage and enhance protection against domestic violence'. The amendment would extend the coverage of the Domestic Violence Ordinance to people abused not only by present or former spouses, but present or former cohabitants, parents, grandparents, children, ...

  10. Nepal can ill afford violence at the polls

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but there is nothing simple about it. Violence that scarred the nation throughout the rebel insurgency has re-emerged in the lead-up to the polls and if it continues today, will undermine their credibility. ... certainly not been the case so far during campaigning. The violence constituted candidate intimidation and an attempt to scare off voters. Nepal has great potential for development. Boasting many ...




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