On October 23, SWF
together with Institutes of Laws and Marriage initiated a seminar to mark the 70thanniversary of Marriage Law since it was promulgated. The Seminar touched the
topic of Civil Law as well.
In the past 70 years,
under the guidance of SWF, marriage and family advancement and actions against
violation of legal rights for women and children have made a tremendous
progress. SWF voice has been always heard when laws and regulations related
with women and children's benefits were ready to be promulgated. Shanghai
Commission for Review of Gender Equity has been established. A "Four-In-One"
disposal network has come into being with letters review, legal aid,
psychological consultation and disputes mediation involved. A Commission for
Mediation and Mediation Workshop affiliated to the Secondary Court have been
functioning well. An Anti-Domestic-Violence mechanism has eventually formed
with a combined force of ten unites. SWF has succeeded in issuing documents to
strengthen links with Supreme court and procuratorate in protecting women and
children's legal rights. What is more that mediators, researchers and
consultants have been recommended to civil cases, so as to give an attention to
women and children victims.
Since the Civil Law
issued, SWF intensified its publication among civilians together with the
Institute of Female Layers and presented a review together with Institute of
Laws and Wenhui Daily to detail 70 years of success in protecting women's legal
It was registered that 85 papers presented to
review a history of legal right protection for women and children under the
guidance of Marriage Law and foresee a vista for laws and systems on family and
marriage at the very era when Civil Law had been promulgated.