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China considers first sexual harassment ban

[JURIST] Legislation to criminalize sexual harassment was presented Sunday to the Standing Committee [Wikipedia backgrounder] of China's National People's Congress [official website in Chinese]. The draft amendment to the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women [text], designed to protect women's rights, mandates that no one shall be allowed to subject women to sexual harassment and all employers shall take measures against sexual harassment in working places. The proposed amendment is said to be part of a larger initiative to give legal recognition to gender equality In China. AFP has more. China Daily has local coverage.

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