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Domestic Violence

Counselling service plea for young wives from mainland

Academics and social workers have called on the government to provide marriage counselling services for young mainland wives before they come to Hong Kong to join older husbands.

Thursday, 27 July, 2006, 12:00am

Police reveal 31pc rise in cases of domestic abuse

Cases of domestic abuse leapt by 31 per cent in the first six months compared with the same period last year, police said yesterday as they disclosed the latest crime figures.

Almost a third of people murdered were the victims of domestic violence.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Domestic abuse figures rising: police

Almost a third of people murdered in the first half of the year were victims of domestic violence.

Cases of domestic abuse leapt by 31 per cent in the first six months compared with the same period last year, police said yesterday as they disclosed the latest crime figures.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Father's suicide after slashing family

Welfare recipient cuts his throat and leaps to his death after attacking sleeping daughter and wife in flat

A welfare recipient seen as a 'warm-hearted guy' and a loving father attacked his wife and daughter with a knife before slashing his throat and leaping to his death early yesterday.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Domestic violence victim tells Legco of ex-husband's attack

Woman's case signals urgent need to overhaul outdated law, say concern groups

Government officials, legislators and concern group representatives held a minute's silence for victims of domestic violence ahead of an emotional Legco meeting yesterday on tackling family violence.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Elderly suffering more abuse from outsiders

Number of reported cases has jumped 20 times in a year

The number of cases of the elderly being abused by people not related to them has jumped 20 times in the second year since such data has been recorded, a situation social workers describe as 'alarming'.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Relax housing rules for victims of abuse, women's group urges

A women's rights group has appealed to the government to widen its conditional tenancy scheme to include battered women, whether or not they are getting divorced.

The Association for Survivors of Women Abuse said yesterday that under the present scheme, women seeking alternative accommodation were eligible only if they were filing for divorce.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Survey unveils abuse of pregnant women

One in 10 heavily pregnant women say their husbands or partners physically or emotionally abuse them, according to a survey.

The results of the Hong Kong University poll brought a warning that such mistreatment could be a forerunner of domestic violence or even a family tragedy.

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Family violence needs taking more seriously, critics say

Activists and a legislator are calling for a high-powered body chaired by the chief secretary to be set up to tackle domestic violence after child abuse and spouse-battering cases reached a record high last year.

The Social Welfare Department recorded 763 child abuse cases last year - 23 per cent more than in 2004 and 145 per cent more than in 1996.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Children become indifferent to regular domestic violence: survey

Most children who have witnessed family confrontations or violence have grown indifferent, while some have attempted to intervene in the conflicts, a recent survey has found.

And many of these children have been beaten by parents, the survey revealed.

It polled 1,696 students between Primary 4 and Secondary 3 between January and last month.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Ex-boyfriend chops couple to death

He followed boy and elderly woman into flat, bound them and waited for ex-girlfriend to come home

Police last night were hunting a man suspected of chopping his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend to death after he tied up an eight-year-old boy and an elderly woman in their Shamshuipo home.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Lawmakers urge more action to curb domestic violence

Legislators last night passed a motion calling on the government to do more to curb domestic violence.

Moving the motion on International Women's Day, legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, of the Article 45 Concern Group, said the government should formulate effective measures to tackle the problem.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

THE VERDICT BATTERED WIFE

A battered wife, whose husband once beat her so badly he dislocated her jaw, still feels she has no hope despite measures announced in the policy address.

'The chief executive made many promises about helping single-parent families and those suffering from family violence, but said nothing about how to help us. I do not see how family education can help me,' said Ms Yeung, 25.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Law urged to prevent domestic violence

Legal experts attending the World Jurist Association conference in Beijing yesterday called for the introduction of a law to prevent domestic violence on the mainland, saying the wording in current laws is too vague.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Police, social workers urged to team up

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.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am