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On International Women’s Day the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) would like to highlight our Chinese partners work to achieve greater gender equality in China. A first Chinese textbook on gender and human rights, contributing to an increase in courses on women’s rights and gender equality in Chinese universities and raising the awareness about domestic violence against women in China are among the achievements partners have made, with the support of the NCHR.
This weekend, the NCHR and the Constitutional Research Institute at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) held a workshop on gender equality and human rights for Chinese university teachers in Chengdu, Western China.
Professor and activist Noelia Figueroa will give the lecture "From #niunamenos (not one woman less) to #seraley (it will be law): Feminism, liberalism and Patriarchy in Argentina today"
The NCHR has supported the publication of three Chinese books about how to counter domestic violence against children, against women and against the elderly. The books were launched on July 13 with a seminar about the implementation of the Chinese anti-domestic violence law.
Dr. Zhang Liu, Senior Analyst at the Child Welfare Research Centre, China Philanthropy Research Institute at Beijing Normal University introduced her work with the 'children first' integrated community development programme at NCHR on June 17.
The NCHR hosted a panel on Legal Education for Equality in China during the International Conference of the Nordic Association for China Studies (NACS) in Bergen last week.
The theme for the International Women’s Day this year is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ with focus on innovative ways to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The NCHR International Department has had a long-term focus on domestic violence. Although domestic violence is connected to many different human rights, it was not until recently that it was recognized as a human rights issue in and of itself.
The second teacher training lecture series on Gender and Human Rights Education took place in Shanghai in the end of September. The aim is to facilitate so that more universities in China are able to offer courses on human rights issues related to gender inequality.
“For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "discrimination against women" shall mean any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”
Rumah KitaB in collaboration with the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) and the Oslo Coalition, held a book launch and an international seminar following the publication of the Indonesian translation of Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law. Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition.
Chinese scholars visit Oslo to learn from Norwegian experiences and discuss gender equality and human rights.
22 Chinese university lecturers gathered in Beijing for the Capacity Building Workshop on Gender and Human Rights 11-13 May.
This week, the NCHR held a workshop on Gender equality and Human Rights for Chinese University professors in Shanghai.
On 22 August the Norwegian Center for Human Rights hosted a seminar on the legal protection and policy development against domestic violence for women, children, and the elderly, focusing on the new anti-domestic violence law in China.
The NCHR works to support the achievement of the equality and non-discrimination principles found in international human rights instruments and in the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Nordic Journal of Human Rights winter issue for 2016 features four research articles covering a wide range of human rights topics: international election observation, women’s rights, substantive equality and judicial responses to ethno-cultural claims, as well as an ethnographic study of Mayan concepts and human rights framework. In this issue, all our contributing authors analyse and promote the development of more sophisticated rights frameworks and jurisprudence.