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More channels for women to protect their rights, interests in China

Many provinces in China have set up police centers to handle household violence after a national regulation that was issued in September last year requiring police to be dispatched whenever they receive a 110 emergency call regarding household violence. On Saturday, a hot line - 12338 for protection of women's rights was opened in eastern Zhejiang Province.

Lives of Tibetan women greatly improved

Women's changing status in China

Women are enjoying more important roles in China. From the age of foot binding through to today, the role and rights of women have undergone drastic transformation. The country held the Tenth National Women's Congress in October last year, setting targets in the coming five years to boost women's involvement in social and economic development and their participation in state affairs

Memoration of the 99th anniversary of Int'l Women's Day

About Int'l Working Women's Day

International Working Woman's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

First Int'l Working Women's Day in China

The first Women' s Day celebration was held in Guangzhou on March 8, 1924. More than three thousand people participated in this inaugural celebration, which called for gender equality in wages, educational opportunities, and the law, as well as the elimination of concubines, prostitution, child brides, and girl bondservants. During the next few years the slogans became more radical and included calls to end the arranged marriage system, permit divorce, and oppose capitalist exploitation of women. The size of the gatherings grew substantially over time as well; by 1926 the numbers of people attending the March 8 festivities in Guangzhou expanded to more than ten thousand; by 1927 they were estimated around twenty-five thousand. For those city dwellers unable to attend the rallies, the significance of this occasion was impressed upon them through articles in the press and the circulation of pamphlets on buses and in the streets.

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