Women in a Changing China

B-318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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At this CECC Roundtable, a panel of experts explored the Chinese government's progress and challenges in addressing women's rights issues. China ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 1980. Thirty years later, what has been the impact of this commitment? What progress has been made at the central and local level toward greater protection of women's rights? What specific challenges remain?


Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, International Human Rights Policy Programs, Wellesley Centers for Women

Ms. Katherine Zhao, Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago; former Fulbright Fellow

Dr. Mark Lagon, former Ambassador-at-Large and Director; Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP), Department of State