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Congressman Chris Smith Speaks Out for Women's and Children's Rights in China

by Staff
May 28, 2010
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WASHINGTON, ( -- On June 1, China's International Children's Day, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ) will join four other panelists, including T. Kumar of Amnesty International, in speaking out for women and children's rights in China. At the lunch discussion entitled, "No Choice Allowed: China's Hollow Celebration of International Children's Day," Congressman Smith will address the grave systemic consequences of China's One Child Policy and the actions concerned citizens can adopt to make a difference. The lunch panel will further welcome "All Girls Allowed," a new initiative of Jenzabar Foundation which promotes the livelihoods of women and children in China.

Congressman Smith, Representative of New Jersey's 4th District, is well-known for his defense of human rights and global justice. His legislative acts, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Law and Violence Against Women Act, have been instrumental in protecting women in cases of human-trafficking, rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Congressman Smith has presided over more than 20 Congressional hearings on the issue of human rights, forced abortion and women's rights in China in his 28 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. He remains a staunch advocate for human life and freedom in the U.S. and around the world.

"We are honored to have Congressman Smith add his voice to our initiative for freedom and justice for these brutally abused women and children," says Chai Ling, cofounder of the All Girls Allowed Initiative. The discussion will be held from 12:15-1:30 PM on Tuesday, June 1, in the Rayburn House Office Building.

"No Choice Allowed: China's Hollow Celebration of International Children's Day"
Lunch Panel Discussion on Women's and Children's Rights in China
Tuesday, June 1 - 12:15-1:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building, B-340

Panel Speakers:

Congressman Chris Smith, Rep. of New Jersey's 4th District, Congressional Executive Commission on China, Commissioner
Chai Ling, co-founder of Jenzabar Foundation and All Girls Allowed
T. Kumar, Asia Director for Amnesty International, USA
Captain Xiong Yan, U.S. Army Chaplain
Reggie LittleJohn, President of Women's Rights without Frontiers
Moderator: Bob Fu, President of ChinaAid
Hosted by: All Girls Allowed, Initiative of Jenzabar Foundation ChinaAid Association
Women's Rights Without Frontiers

*This event is open to the public.

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