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Nine government departments release notice on promoting women’s employment

It was announced on February 21st that an official “notice” on promoting women’s employment was published jointly by nine Chinese government departments, including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Education. The notice lays down specific and detailed rules on the protection of women’s employment and workplace gender equality. The day after the notice came out, “not asking women about marriage and childbirth during recruitment” became the most searched topic on Weibo, arousing extensive attention and discussion. The notice is composed of eight parts and has three main features. First of all, it clarifies the criteria for identifying gender discrimination in employment. Secondly, it provides three hotlines …read more