Chinese Women’s Rights

Confucian Ideas about Women  Confucian thoughts have greatly influenced the minds of China. During the Han dynasty, Confucianism became a part of the official education, which helped spread it across China. In later dynasties, male authority was enforced which brought a woman’s status down. In the Confucian society, women were to hold a lower position…

Egypt political groups refuse women’s rights, end death penalty, says rights group

Source: http://bikyamasr.comAuthor: Joseph MaytonPulsihed Time: 24 January 2012 CAIRO: Egypt’s political groups have professed a claim to uphold human rights in the country, but are failing on ensuring women’s rights and ending the use of the death penalty in the country, said Amnesty International on Monday. The London-based rights group said that although most of…

Commission on Status of Women Still Needed

Source: http://www.capradio.orgAuthor: Pulsihed Time: 2012-1-20 Governor Brown says the California Commission on the Status of Women should be eliminated. State Senator Noreen Evans is chair of the Legislative Woman’s Caucus, and she disagrees. Recently, the Governor proposed eliminating the Commission on the Status of Women-the only state agency overseeing issues impacting women. Women have made…

Ministry defends progress on human rights

Source: China DailAuthor: Cheng GuangjinPulsihed Time: 2012-01-18  BEIJING – China objects to other countries’ interference in its internal affairs and the violation of China’s judicial sovereignty by making an issue of human rights, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. In response to US Ambassador Gary Locke’s latest criticism of China’s human rights record, spokesman…

Zhu Yufu, China activist, charged with subversion

Source: New York Times Author: Michael Wines  Pulsihed Time: January 18, 2012 Beijing –The Chinese authorities have charged another veteran human rights activist with attempting to subvert the state, the latest in a series of indictments or trials of well-known dissidents that have drawn unusually stiff prison sentences and widespread condemnation abroad. In the latest…