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  1. Domestic violence law may also cover separated couples

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy People who face harassment or threats from estranged spouses may be eligible to apply for court protection under a government proposal to reduce domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Ordinance currently covers only married couples and people living together, who can apply for a court injunction to stop their partners from approaching them for up to six months. Under ...

  2. Family violence needs taking more seriously, critics say

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Activists and a legislator are calling for a high-powered body chaired by the chief secretary to be set up to tackle domestic violence after child abuse and spouse-battering ... spouse-battering cases last year. Legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the figures showed measures to prevent domestic violence had not been effective even after the Tin Shui Wai tragedy in which ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Social welfare guide takes aim at domestic violence

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Zero tolerance of physical abuse key advice to officers A guide has been issued to social workers in a bid to improve their handling of domestic violence in light of the number ... it addressed domestic violence in a specific and comprehensive manner, while arming social workers with the skills required to handle disputes. 'Family violence is becoming a very complicated ...

  5. Abusers attack mind, not body, if wives pregnant

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Men who abuse their pregnant wives are more likely to use psychological than physical violence, according to a study by the University of Hong Kong. But the mental scars ... and October 2003, 5 per cent said they had been abused by their husbands during pregnancy. Of this figure, one-third said the abuse involved physical violence, while the remainder suffered ...

  6. Making neighbours more neighbourly

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... among the residents and, hopefully, reduce incidents of domestic violence. Volunteer residents at Chak Yu House in Tin Chak Estate will seek ways to improve communication and set up a support network for the building's residents, while the management company will train security staff on techniques to deal with families at risk of domestic violence. If the project works, ...

  7. Plea to save rape-victim service as funds end

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

    ... centre loses its Jockey Club funding. The centre, set up in 2001, provides a round-the-clock service for victims of sexual violence, helping them to make reports to police, providing counselling ... for the commission to comment on the funding arrangement for individual service agencies, [it] does have concerns as to whether the specific service needs of victims of sexual violence will continue ...

  8. Inquest plea to stop family tragedies

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Coroner's court urges zero tolerance on domestic violence after killings and suicide in Tin Shui Wai Police officers should not play down the seriousness of any case of domestic violence or act as mediators before thorough investigations are carried out, the coroner's court recommended yesterday. The court also urged police to set up a standard procedure ...

  9. Police urged to act on rape complaints

    Posted Nov 28th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in court. Irene Ng Wai-ching, service co-ordinator of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, which runs the RainLily centre, warned that the failure of law enforcement officers ... of Violence against Women last week, Chung Yuen-yi, co-ordinator of the anti-domestic violence programme at the Women's Coalition of Equal Opportunity, said police officers needed to be more ...

  10. Computer games to monitor child abuse

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Scheme slated for Tin Shui Wai, which has highest rate of domestic violence A scheme to use computer games to identify children at risk of domestic violence is set to be launched ... as an assessment tool to help identify young children at risk from domestic violence. 'For example, the games will show different scenes, such as a couple having a big fight, and then ask whether ...




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