Official document aims to support women in distress

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The Supreme People’s Procuratorate and the All-China Women’s Federation recently issued a notice on continuing the “Legal Support for Women in Distress” campaign in 2023. 


The goal is to enrich the formats of legal support and increase efforts to alleviate the suffering of distressed women and their families. 


There are five categories of women who are considered to be in distressing situations, according to the document: rural women under their locality’s poverty prevention monitoring framework; victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other illegal acts; women who are in a family without a main earner and have to raise young children and support elderly relatives on their own; women who are seriously ill or disabled; elderly women who are alone and without support.


Women whose livelihood has been damaged by civil infringement cases such as gender discrimination in employment and sexual harassment in the workplace, and those who have sued for divorce due to domestic violence and have difficulties in everyday life.