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China Outlaws Sexual Harassment of Women

Monday, 29 August 2005 12:00 AM

The official Xinhua news agency reported a recent survey of 8,000 women showed that close to 80 percent said they had been sexually harassed. Meanwhile, Xinhua says there have only been 10 cases of sexual harassment that have gone to court since 2001.

Gu Xiulian is the head of the official All China Women's Federation. She says sexual discrimination is rampant in China and will take time to change.

"The traditional concept of valuing men while belittling women is still acting on people's minds," she said.

The national legislature Sunday also committed China's government to work towards greater equality between the sexes.

Women account for just a fifth of China's small business owners. Less than 19 percent of China's ruling Communist Party members are women, and even fewer are in the higher ranks of government.

(VOA News)

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