Domestic violence causes 80% of divorces for rural women
On March 7th, a news conference on Women’s Rights Protection was held in the People’s Court of Huairou (a rural district of Beijing), revealing that domestic violence frequently occurs in rural areas. Figures show that over 80% of women in these areas who apply for a divorce state that they have been victims of domestic violence. According to the analysis of all such cases dealt with by the Huairou People’s Court, the frequent domestic violence in rural areas includes verbal abuse, threats, physical violence in various degrees, and even the control of women’s daily behavior and violence towards their relatives. Despite this, the court often encounters difficulties in finding valid …read more
Victims seek help on the first day the Domestic Violence Law takes effect
On the first day of formal implementation of the Domestic Violence Law, Wu Juan went straight to the People’s Court to apply for the protection order of domestic violence, for the reason of beating and threatening she suffered from her husband.
Revision of the Charity Law to be a focal point of China’s “two sessions” in 2016
The revision of the Charity Law has become one of the focal point the 2016 two sessions
Xinhua News: China’s seven-year plastic bag ban has saved 8.4 million tons of oil
China’s plastic bag ban launched in 2008 has successfully cut 1.4 million tons of plastic bag production, which equals to saving 8.4 million tons of oil
“Survey of Rare Childhood Diseases” released in Beijing
The China National Children’s Center (CNCC) and the China Children’s Rare Diseases Relief Fund (CCRF) jointly held a ceremony on January the 18th to celebrate the anniversary of the CCRF’s founding and the publication of the book “A Survey of Rare Childhood Diseases”. Mr. Fan, the secretary general of CCRF, explained that the book includes 15 real stories of children suffering from rare diseases; by telling readers their stories of disease-led poverty and insufficient health care and about the medical aid they received, the book seeks to appeal for more social attention for this social group and to provide information for related future aid policies. During the ceremony the accomplishments …read more
The revised draft of the Wildlife Protection Law released online for public consultation
The revised draft of the Wildlife Protection Law was released online for public consultation on the 26th of December 2015. It is the first time in 26 years that the law is revised, since it was released in 1989. The public can submit their advice online (www.npc.gov.cn) or send their advice to the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the NPC (address: No.1 Qian Men West Street, Xicheng District). The deadline for the consultation is the 29th of January 2016. The revised draft makes a clear statement for the first time that wildlife’s habitats should be protected and the related department should assess and adjust the list of …read more
Voice of the NGO：Adding Compassion to the Charity Law (first draft)
ZhaiYan, Beijing Huizeren Volunteer Development Center Director, offers her suggestions for the China Charity Law (first draft), particularly regarding the legislation for volunteer services.