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9.05.2008

Breaking silence: legislation on domestic violence issued today

The Opinion on preventing and curbing domestic violence (关于预防和制止家庭暴力的若干意见) has been issued today jointly by the Central Propaganda Department of the CCP, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health and the Women's league.

According to estimates, domestic violence exists in 30% of Chinese society. The Opinion has been described as an innovative piece of legislation, because it defines the juridical concept of domestic violence for the first time. [Read more about the Opinion...]