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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Police, social workers urged to team up

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The police should pair up with social workers to attend scenes of potential domestic violence, a social services group proposed yesterday. Welfare groups said there had been 187 cases of death or injury resulting from domestic violence since the Tin Shui Wai tragedy last year, with twice as many female victims as male. Margaret Wong Fung-yee, executive director ...

  4. Enforce counselling of abusers: refuge

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Harmony House says that half the batterers drop out A group working on domestic violence cases has urged the government to implement compulsory counselling for batterers ... Chinese society where the courts had no jurisdiction to impose compulsory counselling in family violence cases. She called for the relevant legislation to be revised. 'There doesn't seem ...

  5. Welfare chief under fire over Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... that I will succeed.' Legislators on the welfare services panel criticised Mr Tang for showing little commitment to improving family services despite the tragedy and similar cases of domestic violence ... its population reached 200,000. The legislators also criticised slow mobilisation of resources to meet the changing needs of the community. 'If zero tolerance to family violence comes ...

  6. Counselling scheme for batterers

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... intervention scheme was not much different from current practice. She urged the government to revise domestic-violence legislation to make it mandatory for batterers to receive counselling. In his ...

  7. Smoothing the path for cross-border brides

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... problems such as discrimination against mainlanders, labour exploitation, child care and family violence. ...

  8. Single mum's cry for more support

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui It was Monday midnight. Ms Chan, a 40-year-old single mother, found her son in front of her, yelling and crying in an attempt to convince her to act as a guarantor for $80,000 he wanted to borrow from a loan shark waiting downstairs. The 18-year-old was prone to violence. 'I don't believe this is my fate. My husband abused me and now my son took after him,' ...

  9. Lawyer in dead model case may quit after receiving threats

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... rubbish bin, and a gold tooth and two digit bones were missing. Pang disappeared in 1995, when she was 34. There were no signs of a struggle or violence and the cause of death remained a mystery ...

  10. 1,000 held. 14 charged. Just one left facing the music for WTO riots

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... over the violence on December 17 had been dropped earlier. In Fanling Court, Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma Hon-cheung ruled after closing submissions that Mr Park had no case to answer ...




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