Chinese university teachers studying gender equality and human rights

This week, the NCHR held a workshop on Gender equality and Human Rights for Chinese University professors in Shanghai. 

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In order to inspire more teachers to focus on gender equality, the NCHR cooperates with the Swedish Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) in organising several capacity building activities for Chinese University professors.

This workshop focused on best practices of how to teach about women’s rights, sexual orientation and gender identity from a rights perspective.

Increasing access to women’s rights -and gender equality education

The NCHR has educated Chinese law teachers from more than 100 universities on how to teach international human rights law. Many of these universities now offer courses in human rights law, but there are only three universities in China offering separate courses on women’s rights and gender equality.

The workshop held in Shanghai was the second activity this year and was organised in cooperation with the Research Institute for Human Rights at Fudan University.

The NCHR aims to enhance the awareness about gender issues among Chinese law teachers so that a greater number of universities will offer courses on gender and human rights in the future.

By Yi Wang
Published Dec. 5, 2017 3:31 PM - Last modified Dec. 5, 2017 3:31 PM