Quotes by Chen Guangcheng

About Chen Guangcheng:

Chen Guangcheng is a Chinese civil rights activist who worked on human rights issues in rural areas of the People's Republic of China. Blind from an early age and self-taught in the law, Chen is frequently described as a "barefoot lawyer" who advocates for women's rights, land rights, and the welfare of the poor. He is best known for accusing people of abuses in official family-planning practices, often involving claims of violence and forced abortions.

Author Bio

  • NameChen Guangcheng
  • DescriptionChinese dissident lawyer
  • BornNovember 12, 1971
  • CountryPeople's Republic Of China
  • AwardsRamon Magsaysay Award; Courage Award; Human Rights First Award