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Asia Foundation Launches Report on Domestic Violence and Impact on Workplace in China

Beijing, December 1, 2017

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The Asia Foundation released a new research report, Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace in China, at a launch event in Beijing. The timing of the report coincides with “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” the global campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The research release event was hosted by the Embassy… Read more

 

Impact of Domestic Violence on the Workplace in China

November 30, 2017

In 2016, after 20 years of advocacy, China passed the Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Employers were identified as key stakeholders in addressing domestic violence (DV) in China’s Anti-DV Law. However, there is limited data on how DV affects the workplace in China or how employers understand their responsibilities. To fill this gap, The Asia Foundation… Read more

 

Four Takeaways from Global Forum on Preventing Violence Against Women

October 4, 2017

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From September 18-21, more than 500 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and activists gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the 5th Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Forum, to share quantitative and qualitative data about the characteristics of sexual and intimate partner violence across settings, and evidence of what works for the prevent… Read more

 

How is Domestic Violence Impacting the Workplace in China?

March 15, 2017

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Four years ago, Ms. Huang, a clerk at a local township government in China, was at work when her newly wedded husband showed up in rage. “He stormed into my workplace, kicked open one door and another searching for me. He even followed my co-worker’s car.” Her supervisor sent the office car to escort her from work, and arranged for her to stay at a… Read more

BEIJING, CHINA - 22 SEPTEMBER 2016. Crowds at Xidan, downtown Beijing. 

Safeguarding Children Against Domestic Violence in China

March 1, 2017

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On the eve of this year’s Chinese New Year, 17-year-old Xiao Bao (alias used in the media) killed himself at home in a village in Yunnan Province, leaving a letter to tell how much he had suffered for years from neglect and abuse by his father. Xiao Bao’s parents made a living in the capital city of Yunnan Province, and lived there with his three o… Read more

 

Battling Domestic Violence in China

June 29, 2016

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China’s first national law against domestic violence came into effect on March 1, 2016. The law marks a significant step forward from the country’s existing legislation by legally defining domestic violence and extending legal protection to victims. Yet a fundamental cure for the epidemic of domestic abuse – which disproportionately affects women –… Read more

China's domestic violence law 

China’s First Law Against Domestic Violence: It’s No Longer a Private Matter

January 20, 2016

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Last month, China passed its first-ever national law against domestic violence, the result of a decade-long campaign driven by the country’s civil society groups. The new law, which goes into effect on March 1, takes a significant step forward from existing legislation by legally defining domestic violence as physical and psychological abuse of family members…

 

CCTV Interviews Chen Tingting on China’s New Anti-Domestic Violence Law

January 20, 2016

Media Coverage

The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program Officer in China Chen Tingting was interviewed on CCTV News’ World Insight regarding China’s landmark new law on domestic violence. Watch the show here: “China domestic violence laws.”

 

Leveling the Playing Field for China’s Migrant Women Entrepreneurs

December 3, 2014

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On this year’s Singles’ Day Sale in China – one of the largest online shopping days in the world – the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba reported sales of more than $9 billion within 24 hours. Just weeks earlier, Alibaba had the largest IPO in U.S. history…

 

Breaking Pattern of Silence over Domestic Violence in China

October 30, 2013

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Traditionally in China, domestic violence has been considered a private issue that should be kept within the household, with any outside interventions left at the doorstep. Despite efforts by the authorities and women’s rights groups to raise public awareness of the issue, domestic violence has long been absent from public or media discourse, and most victims of domestic violence remain silent. However, recent events and advocacy efforts are starting to shake this pattern of silence. In late 2011, Kim Lee, an American woman, publicized her divorce from her celebrity Chinese husband and spoke out against the domestic violence epidemic in China, bringing it to the center of media and public attention.