Visiting Scholars Workshop: Wei Liu

Join USALI at 3:00 pm on the 5th Floor Conference Room in Wilf Hall for a lecture about women lawyers in China and their efforts to protect the rights of minors and gender equality.

About Wei Liu:

Wei Liu is a public interest lawyer and one of the founders of the Public Interest Collaborative Network of Women Lawyers in China. Wei obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Northwest University’s School of Politics and Law, and her Master of Law from Zhengzhou University. Wei has been working on human rights-related cases since 2007, focusing on those of equal opportunity for education and employment, peasant workers’ rights, food safety, religion and land ownership. From 2009 to 2013, Wei worked with the anti-discrimination group Yirenping, and served as the Executive Director of its Zhengzhou office to coordinate programs. In May 2013, Wei and several women lawyers initiated the “Public Interest Collaborative Network for Women Lawyers in China” where she served as Chief Coordinator. The Network aims to strengthen the collaboration between women lawyers in China, covering public interest, the protection of the rights of women lawyers, and the promotion of a comprehensive legal system. To date, the Network has established five working committees, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, birth control, employment and women lawyers’ rights. Through its work, the Network provided legal recommendations to the government, and helped launch policy advocacy actions - many of which were widely reported and well received by the public.