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A woman helps a child wear a mask to protect against air pollution, Beijing, China, Nov. 26, 2016 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

China Promotes a Narrow Definition of Women’s Rights

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the status of women’s rights and gender equality in various countries around the world.

China passed its first law against domestic violence in 2015, but a key part of the legislation—issuing restraining orders against abusers—has not been properly implemented, putting women at risk. In an email interview, Andrea den Boer, a senior lecturer at the University of Kent, discusses women’s rights in China. ...

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