VOA: UN Commission on the Status of Women Session 63 Focus on Women and Children in China

VOA                      03-16-2019


United Nations(UN) Commission on the Status of Women Session 63 opened in the morning of March 11, 2019, at the headquarters in New York.




Translation from Google:

While the 63rd annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s Power opened at its headquarters in New York on the morning of March 11, 2019, women’s rights in China were invited to attend the sub-sections of the annual meeting held on the 8th floor of the United Nations Church Center in New York. The founder of women’s rights in China Zhang Jing and three other guests also made keynote speeches. This year’s discussion theme is: the discussion on the issue of abandoned Chinese babies and elderly widows is full of seats, and those who arrive late can only stand in front of the back wall. One feature is that The audience who came to participate were almost all women, which confirmed that women’s interests and rights are only cared about by women themselves. Ms. Zhang Jing, founder and executive director of Women’s Rights in China, gave a keynote speech on “The Fate of Abandoned Girls in China”.


Zhang Jing pointed out that China’s rapid economic growth has not improved its human rights situation, especially the majority of vulnerable women, including abandoned and trafficked children. In fact, they are suffering double persecution, one is the persecution of traditional patriarchal culture, and the other is that many laws and policies formulated by the Chinese government treat them seriously unfairly, the worst of which is the one-child policy. It has caused unprecedented humanitarian disasters to Chinese society and the people, and the crimes of abandonment, trafficking, and killing female infants are very rampant. In short, the enforced national family planning policy is a man-made disaster with the largest number of murders, the widest range of victims, the heaviest damage and the longest legacy in human history. Zhang Jing also introduced two types of neglected vulnerable groups based on first-hand information on women’s rights in China—abandoned girls who grew up in nunneries and modern child brides-in-law. Their tragic life experience and embarrassing living conditions made some viewers cry.