Saturday, August 15th, 2015 @ 7 pm
Location: Fei Teng Yu Xiang Sichuan Restaurant 沸腾鱼乡 Address: 1 Workers’ Stadium N Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 工体北里1号华通新饭店内
Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is a Chinese women’s NGO that has emerged in response to the transnational women’s human rights movement against violence against women
Feng Yuan will be talking about Chinese women’s activism after 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing.The feminism made strides for many years when other types of political discourse was discouraged. But now the government is methodically isolating independent voices.
Yuan Feng actively advocates women’s rights. Yuan is the director of Combating Domestic Violence against Women and a leading figure of Gender and Development (GAD) group in China. Originally from remote Sichuan province, Feng Yuan worked as a journalist for 20 years striving to be a voice for gender equality.
In 2000, she cofounded the Anti-Domestic Violence Network (ADVN). With a focus on engaging and educating people across disciplines, ADVN works to change the Chinese public’s view of domestic violence (DV), while advocating for stronger laws to protect victims.