Women’s Rights and Interests Protection Law

Editor’s Note: For an analysis of the sexual harassment provisions in the draft revision, please see this article in The Diplomat. For an overview of new provisions in the second (Apr. 2022) draft of the revision, please see this article on China Law Translate.

Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests

[Available Text: Chinese (current) | English (v. 2005)]

(adopted Apr. 3, 1992, effective Oct. 1, 1992; amended Aug. 28, 2005, effective Dec. 1, 2005; amended and effective Oct. 26, 2018)

  • Status: Revision pending
  • Legislative Body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter & Submitter: NPC Social Development Affairs Committee
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: N/A
    • Annual: 2021, 2022
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 3rd (expected final) round: expected by end of 2022
  • Legislative Records
  • Press Conference: TBD

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