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Human Rights Watch Flags Gender Discrimination, Harassment

Beijing: Human Rights Watch on Thursday denounced gender discrimination and sexual harassment in China’s civil service and called on Beijing to put a stop to both. HRW discovered that in a recently-released list of nearly 10,000 civil service jobs, 19 percent of the positions specified a preference or requirement for male candidates, while none stated a preference or requirement for females, Efe news reported. “This means that the Chinese government considers there to be many jobs that women cannot do or do as well as a man’’. (IANS)

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