The milestone of Chinese Women’s movements is the Program for the Development of Chinese Women (1995-2000). This program made considerable improvement in Chinese women’s living conditions, and established the foundation of gender equality in every field in People’s Republic of China. After the program successfully accomplished its mission, the Program for the Development of Chinese Women (2001-2010) was promulgated to further advance women’s status in China, and coordinate the development of women’s rights with the development of the economy and society.
The Program for the Development of Chinese Women (2001-2010) defined six priority areas to work on: women and economy, the involvement of women in policy-making and management, women and education, women and legislation, women and health, and women and environment. The National Working Committee on Women and Children under the State Council (NWCCW) is responsible for the implementation of the program, in charge of the coordination of related governmental and civil agencies to achieve its goals. These agencies have to report their progress on this program annually to NWCCW, and the later establishes a monitoring and evaluating body to investigate these reports and further provide responsive suggestions. Since the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data, and a complete gender database are particularly significant for supervision and evaluation, both are key tasks for National Bureau of Statistics of China. Further information is available at