361,000 women get legal aid in China in 2018


On March 7, psychological counseling volunteers (right) provided counseling services to the public at the event site. On the same day, the Qingdao Women's Federation of Shandong Province organized a publicity campaign to “Reject Domestic Violence and Build a Harmonious Homeland." Legal workers and women's rights volunteers provided legal advice and assistance on the spot, and awarded the first batch of anti-domestic violence rights protection service stations. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- About 361,000 women in China received legal aid in 2018, accounting for 24 percent of the total number of aid recipients, the Ministry of Justice has announced.

Justice authorities at all levels and legal aid institutions around the country put women as their work priority and made targeted efforts to provide timely, precise and convenient services, the ministry said.

The authorities and institutions expanded their services to cover more items that are closely related to the protection of women's rights and interests, including marriage, education, medical service, and abuse, according to the ministry.

They built legal aid work stations and contact sites to improve the legal service network and make it more convenient for women to seek legal aid.

They also used public legal service platforms and hotlines and dispatched specialist lawyers to offer quality legal services for women, it said.