WRWF’s Complaint to the U.N. Condemns Maiming and Death Under China’s One Child Policy

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has filed a Complaint with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) against the Chinese Government for the coercive enforcement of China’s One Child Policy.  The Complaint chronicles the history of barbarous reports emerging from China since the beginning of this year, for example:

  • On February 4, 2013, Family Planning Officials got into an argument with a couple who had three children.  In the tussle that followed, these Officials ran over the couple’s thirteen-month-old baby with their car, killing him. http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=938
    • On May 15, 2013, in Xinyi City, Jiangsu Province, more than 20 Family Planning Officials beat a farmer almost to death, because he and his wife have three children.  Zhang Futao suffered severe head injuries and is in critical condition from the beating.  According to the family, he suffered a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage. http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=1136

The Complaint discusses the connection between China’s One Child Policy and sexual slavery, as well as a recent study finding that multiple abortions lead to low birth weight and an increased risk of death to children born in subsequent pregnancies. The Complaint acknowledges the UNCSW for its “Agreed Conclusions” condemning forced abortion, sterilization and contraception. It nevertheless challenges the UNCSW to investigate the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), which was found to be complicit with coercive family planning by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

WRWF President Reggie Littlejohn stated: “The mayhem caused by China’s One Child Policy continues unabated. Forced abortion is Official Government Rape. Not only women, but also men and children have been maimed and killed under the policy. The report recounts a grim case of suicide, which graphically demonstrates why China has the highest female suicide rate in the world. We are dismayed that on January 14, 2013, Wang Xia, the Chair of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, stated that China “must unwaveringly adhere to the One Child Policy as a national policy to stabilize the low birth rate as the primary task.”  We call upon the Chinese Communist Party immediately to stop coercive family planning; and we call upon members of the international community to urge them to do so.”

The full Complaint can be read here: http://www.womensrightswithoutfrontiers.org/blog/?p=1254

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