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

Michelle Bachelet

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

Relatives of Oscar Pistorius hug each other in court in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

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

People do the Break the Chain dance at Chater Garden, Central.

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

A protest for women's safety is broken up in Delhi. Photo: AFP

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?

Boeing engineers used potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service.

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

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

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

Tsang condemns 'outrageous' acid attack during inspection of scene

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen condemned the acid attack on Saturday in Causeway Bay that injured six, including two seriously, as outrageous, but said it was difficult to arrest the perpetrator.

14 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