Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women

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|(Adopted at the Fifth Session of the Seventh National People's Congress on April 3, 1992, and amended in accordance with the Decision on | |Amending the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women adopted at the 17th Meeting of the | |Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress on August 28, 2005) | |Contents | |Chapter I General Provisions | |Chapter II Political Rights | |Chapter III Rights and Interests Relating to Culture and Education | |Chapter IV Rights and Interests Relating to Work and Social Security | |Chapter V  Rights and Interests Relating to Property | |Chapter VI Rights Relating to the Person | |Chapter VII Rights and Interests Relating to Marriage and Family | |Chapter VIII Legal Responsibility | |Chapter IX Supplementary Provisions | |Chapter I General Provisions | |Article 1 In accordance with the Constitution and the actual conditions of the country, this Law is formulated to protect women's lawful | |rights and interests, promote the equality between men and women and allow full play to women's role in socialist modernization. | |Article 2 Women shall enjoy equal rights with men in all aspects of political, economic, cultural, social and family life. | |Equality between men and women is a basic State policy. The State takes the necessary measures to gradually improve the systems for | |protecting the rights and interests of women, in order to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women. | |The State protects the special rights and interests enjoyed by women according to law. | |Discriminating against, maltreating, abandoning, and physically abusing women are prohibited. | |Article 3 The State Council shall formulate an outline for the development of Chinese women and include such outline in the national | |economic and social development plan. | |Local people's governments at or above the county level shall, in accordance with the outline for the development of Chinese women, | |formulate programs for the development of women in their respective administrative regions and include the programs in their national...
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