International Roundtable on China’s Family Violence Law

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A UN Inter-Agency Task Force, established in May 2012, will organize with Chinese authorities, a two-day international roundtable meeting, inviting international experts, to address issues related to violence against the elderly, persons with disabilities, children and women. One of the objectives is to share best practices and lessons learned on the formulation and implementation of relevant laws in their countries.

The Roundtable will provide international experiences and promote international human rights standards for the formulation of the national Family Violence (FV) law that is now on China’s National People Congress’ (NPC) legislative agenda. The Law will address violence against women, children, persons with disabilities and elderly in family settings.

A UN Inter-Agency Task Force was established in May 2012 to provide support for the drafting of the law. Based on individual agency’s comparative advantages, UNICEF is focusing on violence against children, UNFPA on the elderly, UNESCO on persons with disabilities, and UN Women on women, with additional technical support from UNDP on legislative processes, ILO on employment and workplace related issues, and WHO on Gender Based Violence research expertise.

Funding is provided by the American Bar Association, Australia Human Rights Commission, UN Agencies, and Embassies of Austria, Finland, New Zealand and Spain.


Type of Event Working group
Start 10.04.2014 09:00 local time
End 11.04.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Smith, Eunice
Organizer UN Inter-Agency Task Force
Contact Eunice Smith,
Country China
City Beijing
Venue Kunlun Hotel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Chinese
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Office in Beijing
Link 2 Learning to Live Together
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