International Roundtable on China’s Family Violence Law

When, local time: 
Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 11 April 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
China, Beijing
Type of Event: 
Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов
Contact: 
Eunice Smith, e.smith@unesco.org

A UN Inter-Agency Task Force, established in May 2012, will organize with Chinese authorities, a two-day international roundtable meeting, inviting international experts, to address issues related to violence against the elderly, persons with disabilities, children and women. One of the objectives is to share best practices and lessons learned on the formulation and implementation of relevant laws in their countries.

The Roundtable will provide international experiences and promote international human rights standards for the formulation of the national Family Violence (FV) law that is now on China’s National People Congress’ (NPC) legislative agenda. The Law will address violence against women, children, persons with disabilities and elderly in family settings.

A UN Inter-Agency Task Force was established in May 2012 to provide support for the drafting of the law. Based on individual agency’s comparative advantages, UNICEF is focusing on violence against children, UNFPA on the elderly, UNESCO on persons with disabilities, and UN Women on women, with additional technical support from UNDP on legislative processes, ILO on employment and workplace related issues, and WHO on Gender Based Violence research expertise.

Funding is provided by the American Bar Association, Australia Human Rights Commission, UN Agencies, and Embassies of Austria, Finland, New Zealand and Spain.