China LBT Domestic Violence Report
Common Language has been advocating for LGBTI rights for the past decade, and has taken a strong focus on LGBTI family violence in since 2007, completing the first ever LGBTI family violence research report “China LBT Domestic Violence Report”in 2009. The report findings show that 48% of the respondents have experienced family violence due to their sexual orientation, and 42% of the respondents have experienced intimate partnership violence. Due to the current absence of relevant anti-domestic violence legislation, family violence survivors cannot access adequate services and legal protection. Therefore, Common Language started advocating for anti-domestic violence, striving to attain adequate legal protection for the LGBTI community.
In 2013, the State Council adopted Anti-Domestic Violence Law into the legislative agenda, and in response, Common Language completed relevant follow-up research to supplement previous findings, in addition to inviting renowned family violence expert Rong Weiyi as the consultant, to write the preface to detailing the background, relevance, and achievements of the report.