New body to push gender equality

The panel of experts will advise on laws and policies to promote equality and fight discrimination.

A new organization to help authorities take consideration of gender and family issues when making policies was established on Wednesday.

The Shanghai Advisory Committee on Gender Equality in Legislation, described as the first of its kind in China, will give advice when authorities are making regulations and policies as to eliminate gender discrimination.

Also, the committee will study what concerns women and help authorities to draft rules as to better protect women’s rights.

The committee has 13 members, including officials from the Shanghai Women’s Federation, university professors and legal experts. The chairman is Peng Xizhe from Fudan University. Members will be changed every three years.

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