Federation Takes Action to Protect Women, Children's Legal Rights in C China

July 2, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue

Jiyuan Women's Federation (JWF), central China's Henan Province, has made great progress in protecting women and children's legal rights in recent years.

The action followed the guide of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the comprehensive reform of women's federations.

On the one hand, JWF has improved the complaint management and mediation mechanism to promote its rights protection services.

JWF set up people's mediation committees for family disputes to solve related problems professionally.

It also cooperated with local public security bureaus and courts to establish a cooperation mechanism so as to better fulfill their own responsibilities.

In addition, JWF established a new rights protection mechanism involving a hotline, new media platforms, professional talents and "happy family-building" WeChat groups to fully utilize each section's positive role and to normalize its work flow.

Since January 2017, JWF has received 181 calls and visits, of which 169 cases were solved, with a completion rate of 93.4 percent. Four impoverished women who suffered from domestic violence were offered free legal assistance and 10 family disputes were solved.

The federation has carried out legal education campaigns to improve women's awareness of rights protection.

JWF took different measures to popularize legal knowledge to the public and further protect women and children's rights and interests.

First, JWF made a liability list and released it on social media to ensure women's federations at all levels actively popularize knowledge of the laws.

Second, under the support of several related departments, JWF made micro-films concerning anti-domestic violence and other audio and videos to propagate the anti-domestic violence law.

Moreover, JWF carried out publicity campaigns to popularize law and health knowledge at several important festivals and gave out over 10,000 propaganda materials.

Furthermore, the federation included rights protection information on its WeChat platform and set up special columns to popularize legal knowledge.

(Source: Henan Women's Federation/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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