On February 10, 2016 Lu Jun gave a presentation as part of our Visiting Scholar Workshop series. His summary is below as follows:
Current Gender Equality Litigation in China: New Progress and New Challenge
Since 2012, there has been great progress on gender equality litigation in China. The first-ever lawsuit against employment discrimination against women was filed in 2012 and then the second, third and forth ones emerged in 2014 and 2015. On LGBT rights, a mile stone lawsuit against discrimination was filed in 2014 and then five others were brought to court by LGBT community in the next two years. LGBT community’s desire of fighting for its rights by legal means is continually expanding. However, Chinese civil society has also had to confront some new challenges. The most complicated one is the implication that Two-child policy brings to women’s employment opportunity.