According to the National Population Statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics in 2016, as of 2015, there were 3.74 million migrant women in Beijing, 4.554 million in Shanghai, 3.764 million in Guangzhou, and 3.931 million in Shenzhen. Migrant women in these four cities reached 15.989 million in total. In order to fully understand the situation of migrant women suffering from domestic violence, in 2018, the specialised agencies conducted a survey on the situations of women after domestic violence in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, collecting 1,884 questionnaires targeted on migrant women (24-55 years old). Challenges such as “how can they seek assistance and cope after encountering violence”, “can they use the warnings and protection orders in the anti-domestic violence law to protect themselves”, “how to deal with problems such as identification of domestic violence, the division of property in case of divorce, and child custody” were highlighted. The research report put forward opinions and suggestions on further improving the anti-domestic violence law based on the situations of migrant women.
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