China mulls domestic violence law

Updated: 2012-02-28 17:20


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Anti-domestic violence law is on the legislative agenda of the National People's Congress (NPC) in 2012, reported Tuesday, citing a statement issued by an official from the Commission for Legislative Affairs of the NPC on Monday.

About 24.7 percent of Chinese women have experienced domestic abuse, according to statistics from the All China Women's Federation (ACWF).

Moreover, 86 percent of respondents in a survey believe that domestic violence is against the law and that a separate anti-violence law is needed. The survey was conducted by the ACWF rights department.

It is the fifth proposal for a comprehensive anti-violence law submitted by the ACWF to the NPC since 2008.