Friday, March 11, 2016
Chinese Human Rights Forum - New York Tuesday, March 15
Women’s Rights in China (WRIC) and Women's Rights
Without Frontiers (WRWF)
cordially invite you to a
Forum on the Rights of Chinese Women & Children
Release of WRIC newly published book "Fetuses Executed by State Policy" ** by author Yiwa
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
135-20 39th Ave 2nd Floor
Flushing, New York 11355
While the United States celebrates Women's History Month in March, Women’s Rights in China (WRIC) and Women's Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) are co-hosting an event in New York. They have invited human rights activists from China and the U.S. as well as scholars to examine the current situation of women’s rights in China. They will also trace the development of China’s Women’s Liberation Movement 20 years after the Beijing World Conference on Women. It has been 36 years since the One-child Policy was put into force in 1979, and our speakers will give a review on how forced abortions have affected the physical and psychological health of women and children in China. They will also analyze how the One-child Policy is connected to child trafficking and international adoption. This year China has announced the launch of a Two-child Policy. Is this the biggest change to the birth planning state policy of China in the recent decades, or a minor modification? Scholars will share their research and expertise on whether allowing second births brings relief or anxiety to working-class families in China.
This forum will be held in both Chinese and English. Relevant videos will be played and photos of performance art by Bejing artist Peng Wang will be exhibited. Interaction between speakers and the audience will also be encouraged through the Q&A session. Dr. Gao Yaojie, first Chinese medical expert in China to fight AIDS, will donate her 100 books, including 20 books in English, all personally signed by her. All who are concerned about the problems in China are welcome to come and participate in information exchange.
* Jiaoming Pang, author of "The Orphans of Shao" will appear on video
* Cheng Yao, Staff Director, Women's Rights in China, Mainland Project.
* Jing Zhang, Founder and Executive Director of Women's Rights in China
* Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers
* Yiwa (依娃,"尋找大饑荒倖存者"作者) author of books on China's 1958-1962 Great Famine
* Ann Noonan, Executive Director of CUSIB
* Zhang Yujing, WRIC Researcher
Women's Rights in China's new book "Fetuses Executed by State Policy" will be available on Amazon