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Chinese Women Go Global: Empowerment through Education

Executive Summary


This report presents a historical review of the process of liberation and emancipation of Chinese women from a gender and international development perspective and aims to share the Chinese experience with the international community, policy makers, private sector, civil society, NGOs and media to document and report the laudable progress Chinese women have made during the last Millennium.


The report presents facts on the liberation process of Chinese women, evolution of their socio-economic status overtime and reviews briefly the key national policies, laws, rules, strategies and the implementation processes formulated by the Government of People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the emancipation and empowerment of Chinese women. The report also presents policies, projects and research undertaken by the Government and progress made with respect to girls' and women's 9-year Compulsory Education and literacy for women since 1990 from a gender and international perspective to share China’s experience with the international community. Finally, the report underscores the key lessons learnt in uplifting the socio-economic status of women and enlists the major policy imperatives for streamlining the emancipation and empowerment of women globally based on the experiences of China.

UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education