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  • Sep 20, 2014
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Domestic Violence

Social media contest invites controversy with violence against children theme

The principle of "spare the rod and spoil the child" remains entrenched in mainland parents, if a cartoon competition on a social network is anything to go by.

Wednesday, 1 January, 2014, 2:41am

Attacks against children are symptoms of an unhealthy society

In Hong Kong, family violence and suicides are so common that their occurrence is often taken for granted. Occasionally, sensational cases, such as murder-suicides involving parents and children, manage to draw public attention to an array of social ills contributing to the tragedies. But the underlying issues are soon buried as new headlines emerge. The growing insensitivity among the public does not help to improve the situation.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am

Italian girl's murder spurs unanimous vote on anti-domestic-violence treaty

Italy's lower chamber of parliament ratified a European treaty against domestic violence as the country buried its latest woman murder victim: a 15-year-old girl stabbed and burned alive, allegedly by her boyfriend.

30 May 2013 - 2:48am

Family violence in Hong Kong mars reputation of a 'safe' city

Hong Kong is famously a safe city with a low murder rate. That gives an impression that all is well. Yet three apparently unrelated recent cases seem to tell a different story. They involve extreme violence and anger against family members, and they should not be dismissed as merely more instances of domestic violence.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Police arrest 18-year-old and friend in Yuen Long over killing of father

The 18-year-old was arrested at his home in a Yuen Long village on suspicion of stabbing his father to death and attacking his mother. Police also arrested a 19-year-old friend of the man.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

Henan man slashes father, scalps mother in dispute over money

He violently attacked them with a knife on two seperate occasions, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2013 - 2:04pm

South Africa's 'security villages' provide little protection for residents

In the end, kilometres of concrete walls, high-voltage wires and 24-hour security patrols were not enough to keep Reeva Steenkamp safe from harm.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:54am

Wife-beating has no place in modern China

Chen Guihua, a 48-year-old grandmother, ekes out a living from a massage parlour in Tianjin, offering massage in the front room and sex in the back room. Her life as a "working girl" isn't a bed of roses but it is much better than her previous life - a battered wife living with an explosive husband, an experience she describes as "the 18th layer of hell".

15 Feb 2013 - 4:12am

A clear definition of domestic violence is needed to curb the crime

A law setting out a clear definition of domestic violence and its punishment is urgently needed on the mainland, as two cases remind us this month.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:54am

Li Yan one of thousands facing death or jail as abuse victims denied justice

Li was sentenced to death in August 2011 for murdering her husband. Since the Supreme People's Court in Beijing approved her death sentence last month, hundreds have signed a petition to call for a halt of the execution.

3 Feb 2013 - 6:19am