UN Authority Figures

UN Women Executive Board: China

In December 2014, China released its first draft law directed at domestic violence, but the draft law does not help any couples that are unwed, divorced or simply living together.
Source: "China's Anti-Domestic Violence Measure Falls Short, Critics Say" NPR, January 8, 2015

Mission of the UN Women:
"The main roles of UN Women are: To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society; To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress." (UN Women website)

China's Term of office: 2017-2019

China's Record on women's rights:
"The law does not address spousal rape....Migrant female workers were particularly vulnerable to sexual violence... Violence against women remained a significant problem. According to reports, at least one-quarter of families suffered from domestic violence, and more than 85 percent of the victims were women... A broadly held societal belief was that spousal abuse was acceptable... This led to underreporting, with only 50,000 cases of domestic violence registered each year, on average. Domestic violence against women included verbal and psychological abuse, restrictions on personal freedom, economic control, physical violence, and rape... The government restricted the rights of parents to choose the number of children they have."
(U.S. State Department's Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2015, China)