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.Friday, 27 April, 2007, 12:00am
'I hope there will be no violence in my family. That's my Children's Day wish,' says Ah Keung, an 11-year-old boy who has suffered from domestic violence.
Ah Keung (not his real name) says he doesn't have a lot of friends at school, and he rarely shares his problems with other people because he is afraid that doing so will make him 'lose face'.11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
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.10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Boy's face burned in acid attack26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Women demonstrate their moves yesterday as a thousand participants gathered at Macpherson Playground, Mong Kok, in an attempt to set a new Guinness world record in kickboxing. The event - co-organised by HerFund, KickStart and the Metro Showbiz radio station - was part of a campaign to raise public awareness of domestic violence.5 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Social workers say cases involving mistreatment by women are steadily increasing
Low incomes and long working hours have pushed more wives to mistreat their husbands, according to a social worker dealing with domestic abuse.7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
Q How should the old Stanley Police Station be used?
I shop at Wellcome in the old Stanley Police Station several times a week. I enjoy it every time I go. The rough wooden floors, the stone lintels you have to step over and then the step down. Then there is the amusing staircase that takes you upstairs - and all the different food in the various rooms.5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
But welfare chief's claim is disputed by academic who says it is just part of the problem
Cross-border marriages have been blamed by the welfare chief as a key cause 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.1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
A government social worker broke ranks yesterday and spoke out against the Housing Department for regularly rejecting recommendations to rehouse women facing domestic violence in public housing estates.26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Anti-domestic violence groups are urging the police to work more closely with social workers in cases of family conflict that might lead to abuse at home.
They said the occurrence of any physical injuries should not be the sole criteria for the police to intervene in family quarrels.26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am