Country China
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In accordance with the Marriage Law, the Law on Protection of Rights and Interests of Women, and the reporting requirements given in the Opinions on Preventing and Deterring Domestic Violence jointly issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Public Security, and five other major Government ministries, the public security authorities in a number of Chinese cities have set up "Dial 110" telephone hotline domestic-violence reporting centres, and some rural police stations have special counters for handling cases and complaints of  domestic violence (as well as other forms of violence against women).

Moreover, the All-China Women's Federation, the Maple Women's Psychological Counselling Centre Beijing, and other organizations have also set up their own separate hotlines to address women's rights and domestic violence issues.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of China to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009