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Violence Against Women

Four Indian sisters injured in acid attack

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.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 9:34pm

UN states overcome divide to reach historic pact against abuse of women

Muslim and Western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic UN declaration setting out a code of conduct for combating violence against women.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:26am

Oscar Pistorius thankful for prayers to his and Reeva Steenkamp's family

Pistorius was freed on a record one million rand (HK$873,000) bail on Friday after eight days in custody and an emotionally charged four-day bail hearing.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

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

The story the audience gathered in a University of Hong Kong lecture hall heard was chilling - how a woman was sexually abused as a child in Hong Kong by a family friend while her parents socialised in the living 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.

20 Feb 2013 - 2:10pm

Gang-rape victim in India speaks to police about ordeal

An Indian student who was savagely gang-raped has begun to recount her ordeal to police, reports said, as authorities reacted to violent protests by banning demonstrations in the capital.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am

Who said it?

It's a testament to the ingenuity of these engineers. They didn't go in with potatoes as the plan

A Boeing spokesman on the use of potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service


It is important to give a person a second chance and not to break their spirit

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

When love turns to fear

The 10 minutes that Kim Lee spent clutching her three-year-old daughter while standing outside a Beijing police station on August 30 were the longest 10 minutes of her life. She felt torn about going in, but she knew it was necessary to stop living in fear.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Where violence in home is just a private affair

'You knocked me to the floor. You sat on my back. You choked my neck with both hands and slammed my head into the floor. When I pried your hands from my neck you grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the floor 10 more times.'

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Nursing director's fire burns as strong as ever

Professional of the Year

Professor Agnes Tiwari enjoys nursing as much now as she did when she started her career 41 years ago. 'All these years on, nursing to me is just as exciting as it was before. Never a dull day, but very tiring days, yes. Challenging days, yes, but never dull,' says Tiwari, who became head of nursing at the University of Hong Kong in July.

14 Nov 2011 - 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