BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers are mulling a draft law revision to improve safeguarding the rights and interests of women, especially disadvantaged groups such as impoverished, older, and disabled women.
The draft revision to the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women was submitted Thursday to the National People's Congress Standing Committee for a third reading.
Governments at all levels and relevant departments should enhance support for women in daily life, finding jobs, and starting businesses, according to the draft.
The draft defines the supervisory duties of relevant departments in fighting against actions that harm the rights and interests of women employees relating to work and social security.
Abducting of, trafficking in, or kidnapping women is prohibited; buying women who are abducted, trafficked in, or kidnapped is prohibited; obstructing the rescue of women who are abducted, trafficked in, or kidnapped is prohibited, according to the draft.
It also highlights that authorities, including governments, police, as well as villagers and residents committees, shall report these crimes immediately. Measures shall be taken to rescue women who have been abducted or trafficked. The rescued women shall be well-settled and given help and care. ■