Authorities down to the village committee level must report suspected cases of abduction and the trafficking of women to public security organs in a timely manner, a legislator said Thursday.
Lawmakers will review draft revisions to the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests, targeting the swift detection and prevention of violations, said Zang Tiewei, spokesman of the NPC Standing Committee’s Legislative Affairs Commission.
The draft will be submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the country’s top legislative body, for second review during the session to be held from Monday to Wednesday in Beijing.
“Serious violations of women’s rights and interests have recently been exposed in certain places, which shows that there are weaknesses in grassroots governance and the protection,” Zang said.
Under the draft, household and marriage registration organs, township people’s governments, neighborhood offices, community committees and village committees are required to promptly report suspected cases of abduction, trafficking or kidnapping to public security organs, he said.
Public security organs will investigate and handle the cases in time according to law, he added.