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Zheng Churan

Zheng Churan

HRD, Feminist
NYT Article

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CNN Report

China releases 5 female activists

I will learn from my sisters around the world and store up my strength to fight for women's rights globally. Solidarity for ever!

Zheng Churan is a women's rights defender and feminist who has been highlighting gender discrimination and campaigning for gender equality for a number of years. In 2015, the women's rights centre that she worked for in Hangzhou was forced to shut down after increasing pressure from the local police.


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.