Law and policy issues on sexual harassment in China: Comparative perspectives

Srivastava, D.K. (2009) Law and policy issues on sexual harassment in China: Comparative perspectives. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 11 (1). pp. 43-70.

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Sexual harassment involves unwanted behavior of a sexual nature. Men have subjected women to such behavior for centuries in China because women have historically held an inferior position in Chinese society.' Sexual harassment is an example of how men in positions of power (physical, political, or economic) coerce women and violate their bodily integrity.2 The law in this area has developed largely through the work of human rights activists and feminist movements. It was not until the establishment of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after Word War ii that the idea became prevalent that there exists a set of universal human rights, which reinforces the principles of gender justice and gender equality.3 This awareness led to laws that granted compensation to the victims of sexual harassment. However, China did not enact its first sexual harassment law until 2005. 4

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sexual harassment | Chinese society
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2022 06:53
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 06:53
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