Women's political participation boosted in rural China

Women working in a rural area of China. Photo: IFAD

Women's political participation is a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality in Asia and across the world, according to the UN body dedicated to women's empowerment.

Female workers make up more than 70 per cent of the rural labour force in China, yet they only constitute 21 per cent of village committee members.

UN Women is working with the All-China Women's Federation on how to support those workers to become part of local decision making processes.

Cathrine Hasselberg asked the Country Programme Manager for UN Women in China, Julie Brossard, about how the agency is reaching women in rural areas.

Duration: 2'00

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