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  1. Study highlights main areas of public discontent with police

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee 'Unnecessary remarks' and 'bias in disputes' are chief gripes A study of complaints against police has shown 'unnecessary remarks' by officers and accusations of bias in disputes are significant sources of public d ...

  2. Abused minority women more helpless, says shelter

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Battered wives from minority groups are more helpless than Chinese women mainly because of the language barrier and cultural differences, a shelter for battered spouses warned yesterday. Harmony House social worker Anna Choi Wai-man said 36 per ...

  3. Where violence in home is just a private affair

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... nine, five and three- see domestic violence as normal. Li, founder of the 'Crazy English' language learning method which has millions of young followers, publicly apologised, but still ... survey of more than 3,500 married men and women in Zhejiang, Gansu and Hunan provinces showed that 34.7 per cent experienced domestic violence. As the UN marks the International Day ...

  4. Hypocrisy evident when it comes to homosexuality

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partners from domestic violence. To meet the concerns of lawmakers, religious conservatives and parents' groups about implicit recognition of same-sex unions, the domestic violence ordinance had to be renamed the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance. A good deal of hypocrisy lies behind attitudes towards homosexuality. It is an open secret that some ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lawmaker wants same-sex rights part of Domestic Violence Bill Legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan yesterday called for the concept of civil partnership, with same-sex couples' rights and responsibilities considered identical to civil marriage, to be included in the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill. Ms Ho told a Bills Committee meeting forming a family should be a basic human right ...

  6. Domestic violence is a growing problem

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recently, police chief Tang King-shing said the force has stepped up measures to address the issue of domestic violence, including assigning a special team to handle such cases. Domestic violence is becoming a serious problem in Hong Kong. Extreme cases can lead to tragedy. Life is very stressful in Hong Kong and many people do not know how to manage anger. Domestic violence can ...

  7. Domestic violence cases surge by 120pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cases of domestic violence jumped 120 per cent in the first three months of this year, a surge attributed largely to victims being more willing to report incidents to police. ... 'Hong Kong is a secure and safe city.' Domestic violence cases rose to 1,780, from 807 in the first three months of last year. Mr Lee said victims were more likely to report incidents ...

  8. Cross-border marriages blamed for violence

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of the drastic rise in domestic violence, prompting the Social Welfare Department to use a community-based reporting programme to tackle spouse abuse in high-risk areas. The department's latest ... cross-border couples were separated and lacked communication while the wives awaited permits to live in Hong Kong, exposing the families to violence when the women arrived. 'The wives are faced ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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