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Wu Rongrong

Wu Rongrong

HRD, Feminist
NYT Report

Chinese Officers Harshly Interrogated Women’s Rights Activist, Husband Says

NYT Article

Pressure from Chinese Authorities Forces Ex-Detained Feminist to Shutter Organization

Sky News Report

Outrage At China Treatment Of Activists

China Change Article

Wu Rongrong - How I became a women's rights advocate

Fate and chance made me a social worker and a feminist: gentle and timid in appearance, but a staunch defender of women’s rights.

Wu Rongrong is a women's human rights defender and feminist who has worked in the anti-discrimination organisations Aizhixing and Yirenping. In 2014 she set up a women's centre in Hangzhou but this was forced to close by the authorities in 2015 following increasing pressure directed towards the staff working there.


They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues. Widescale investigations into NGOs with links to overseas organisations took place in 2014 and 2015 resulting in harassment, detentions and forced closures.