Equality, social exclusion, and women’s rights: The law of sexual harassment in China

Srivastava, D.K. and Gu, Minkang (2009) Equality, social exclusion, and women’s rights: The law of sexual harassment in China. Jindal Global Law Review, 1 (1). pp. 155-170. ISSN 0975-2498

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Sexual harassment involves unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature. Men have subjected women, because of their inferior position in Chinese society, to such behaviour for centuries. Sexual harassment presents yet another example how men in positions of power (physical, political, and economic) coerce women and violate their bodily integrity. The law in this area has developed largely through the work of human rights activists and feminist movements. After the Second World War and following the establishment of the UN Charter an the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the prevent idea was that there existed a set of justice, equality, and freedom. Legislation to regulate sexual harassment is a relatively new phenomenon. China enacted its first anti-sexual harassment law in 2005. Passing legislation, however, is not enough unless the legislation provides a mechanism to give relief in sexual harassment cases.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sexual harassment
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 09:50
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 09:50
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URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2185


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