Domestic Violence

Centre for victims of sex abuse may be forced to cut services

Hong Kong's only one-stop centre for victims of sexual violence is facing a funding squeeze and may have to cut services to stay afloat.

Friday, 18 March, 2011, 12:00am

A nation's reputation suffers a beating

Reeling from embarrassment at the damage done to its image, India has recalled a senior diplomat, Anil Verma, who was posted in the Indian High Commission in Britain, after he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife Paromita at their London home. Neighbours saw Paromita Verma running out of the house, her face bloodied, screaming for help.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

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The keys to a good marriage

Some people never get married. There are many reasons why they want to remain single.

Some don't want to lose their freedom. Then there are those who cannot afford to raise a family. It's little wonder that such people cannot find a partner. After all, marriage is a big responsibility.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Children suffer as HK social development slows, study finds

Hong Kong's social development has almost come to a halt, according to the latest findings of a tracking study.

The social development index, released yesterday, also indicates family life has worsened to a 'desperate' level, with more divorces and domestic violence, while children have become the hardest-hit social group.

24 May 2010 - 12:00am

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

The government will give a non-governmental organisation HK$5 million to offer services to victims of spousal and child abuse.

From June, Po Leung Kuk will run a support 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.

31 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

More than 1,900 abuse cases last year

The number of cases reported to Against Elderly Abuse rose to 1,918 last year, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2008. More than half involved obtaining money by deception, while about 30 per cent of the cases were verbal abuse. The non-governmental organisation urged the government to introduce laws criminalising abuse of elderly people.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Parents of missing children held after staging protest in Shenzhen

A group of parents who have staged protests in seven provinces as they search for their kidnapped children were detained by Dongguan police on Monday night.

Shaanxi father Wu Xinghu, 31, said he and eight other parents were taken away by police from their hostel a few hours after they staged a protest in Shenzhen.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Man held after Temple St acid attack

Police arrested a man early today after acid was thrown down onto shoppers in one of the city's top tourist spots, the Temple Street night market, injuring 30 people, several of them tourists.

The arrest could mark a significant breakthrough in the police hunt for the perpetrator of five acid attacks over the previous 13 months which left more than 100 people injured.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Hypocrisy evident when it comes to homosexuality

Beneath its modern, multicultural exterior, Hong Kong remains strongly attached to traditional values. We are reminded of this by one of our exclusive private clubs. The Hong Kong Country Club has been serving a multicultural membership since 1962.

4 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Violence law covers gay partners

The Legislative Council yesterday passed an amendment to the domestic violence law to extend its provisions to homosexual partners, ending a year-long debate.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Stand up for women's rights

Women in Hong Kong are treated well. The law advocates equality of the sexes, which means women can have their own businesses and pursue what they like. But in some other parts of the world, men have been destroying women's dreams for thousands of years.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Don't tolerate domestic violence

Recently, kung fu master Leung Ting was sentenced to two months in prison for beating his girlfriend Rita Lip Sik-ying. He said the court did not have the facts and a full picture of the incident. He accused Lip of having inflicted injuries to her face and neck herself.

3 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Wife, 65, arrested after man stabbed in his bed

A 71-year-old man was seriously injured when attacked by his wife with a 32cm meat cleaver in bed at their home in Sha Tin shortly before dawn yesterday.

The couple's 13-year-old grandson was woken by the man's shout for help and called police. Officers arrested the 65-year-old wife.

27 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Acid thrown during fight at Ladies Market, injuring 11 people

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 arrested over the attack.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Elderly claimant jailed for acid attack

An elderly man on welfare was jailed for 40 months yesterday for throwing acid at a social security officer in Aberdeen last year after his HK$1,000 reimbursement claim for new glasses was denied. Szeto Chi-lee, 72, earlier pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one count of throwing corrosive acid with intent.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am