Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One Child Policy Event at Heritage October 9 -- Rep. Chris Smith, Activist Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn

CONTACT: Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women's Rights Without Frontiers
EMAIL:       reggielittlejohn@gmail.com      
CELL:         310.592.5722
China’s One Child Policy: A Discussion on Valuing Women and Girls in the 21st Century will take place on October 9th from 12-1 pm at The Heritage Foundation.  Congressman Chris Smith, Chinese human rights advocate, Chen Guangcheng, and Women's Rights Without Frontiers president Reggie Littllejohn, will serve as panelists.  This event precedes the International Day of the Girl Child, October 11.  Details are below.

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China’s One Child Policy

A Discussion on Valuing Women and Girls in the 21st Century

Featuring Keynote Remarks by
The Honorable Chris Smith (R-NJ)
United States House of Representatives

Followed by remarks from
Reggie Littlejohn
Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Chen Guangcheng
Distinguished Senior Fellow in Human Rights, The Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution

Hosted by
Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

As China becomes an increasingly important player in the world, it has become difficult to reconcile its economic strength with its inhumane social policies and appalling human rights record – the One Child Policy being chief among them.

The One Child Policy causes extensive violence against women and children.  The Chinese Community Party boasts that in just 34 years 400 million births have been “prevented” due to China’s implementation of the One Child Policy.  The policy is still ruthlessly enforced through forced abortion and sterilization.  Cultural preference for boys has promoted sex-selective abortions, contributing to a staggering gender imbalance in which there are 37 million more men than women, driving sex-trafficking, a black market for children, and social unrest.  The One Child Policy denigrates the human dignity of both men and women, not just in China, but across the globe.

On the International Day of the Girl Child, The Heritage Foundation in partnership with Women’s Rights Without Frontiers is hosting a discussion to consider what can be done to encourage China to value the lives of the girl child and bring an end to the abuses of the One Child Policy.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium

Terms and conditions of attendance are posted at heritage.org/Events/terms.cfm
All events may be viewed live at heritage.org
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Olivia Enos
Research Assistant

Asian Studies Center Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

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