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  1. News - Hong Kong - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

    Sexual abuse victims share stories as part of One Billion Rising campaign

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... room. The story was part of the global One Billion Rising campaign- which yesterday attempted to draw out a billion people to protest against violence against women. The identity of the victim ... a "Break the Chain" mob dance all over the world, a reference to breaking the chain of violence. In Hong Kong, about 300 people took part in a mob dance in Central.   ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Four sisters walking home in north India have suffered severe burns after being attacked with acid by two men on a motorbike, police said on Wednesday, in a brutal example of a growing problem in South Asia. The youngest ...

  4. NGO gets HK$5m boost to help victims of family violence

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... programme for victims of family violence, giving help especially to those whose cases are subject to judicial proceedings, Social Welfare director Patrick Nip Tak-kuen said yesterday. 'The government is committed to combating domestic violence and has continuously provided new resources to enhance the preventive, supportive and follow-up services for victims of domestic violence ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Children suffer as HK social development slows, study finds

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... indicates family life has worsened to a 'desperate' level, with more divorces and domestic violence, while children have become the hardest-hit social group. The index, drawn up ... There were 34.7 separations for every 100 marriages two years ago. And the number of reported domestic violence cases per 100,000 households jumped to a record 319.6 in 2008. It was 211.9 in 2006 ...

  7. Stand up for women's rights

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world, men have been destroying women's dreams for thousands of years. According to the United Nations, as many as 70 per cent of women worldwide experience violence, usually at the hands of men they know well, most often their husbands or partners. Violence against women takes place all over the world, but it is an especially serious problem in Africa and Asia. A particularly bad ...

  8. Don't tolerate domestic violence

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence. Leung has done enormous damage to his career and his reputation. But, more importantly, this is a reminder of a serious social problem. I think it was right Leung was convicted. It reminds us how serious the issue of family violence is. It is also a warning to violent people that their behaviour is unacceptable, and that victims can speak up and defend themselves. If you ...

  9. Acid thrown during fight at Ladies Market, injuring 11 people

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Danny Mok

    ... Austin Chiu and Danny Mok Eleven people suffered burns after a man flung acid during a fight that erupted along the crowded, narrow lanes of the Ladies Market in Mong Kok last night. Two of the victims remain in hospital and a 28-year-old man has been arr ...

  10. Police can bolster fight against family violence

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's latest crime figures. The trend that claimed most attention was a disturbing rise in family violence. Criminal domestic violence cases rose by 42.2 per cent, while other cases ... violence has come out of the closet since the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004, when a frightened woman who had unsuccessfully sought police help was murdered by her husband, along with her children. ...




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