The One Foundation creates controversy with “笨小孩” (silly kids)
The One Foundation has created controversy after launching an initiative on Weibo for World Autism Awareness Day. The initiative was titled “人人都是笨小孩” [the official english translation is “Childish is with Everyone”]. The phrase “笨小孩” – meaning literally “silly kids” – attracted criticism with some people worried that the term would reinforce the negative stereotypes associated with autistic children. Many raised the point that big influential organizations such as the One Foundation shouldn’t repeatedly make these types of mistakes [the One Foundation has previously attracted criticism for using insensitive terminology in similar initiatives]. In response to these criticisms, Li Jin, Director of the One Foundation, said that the foundation sought advice from all parties, including parents of …read more
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Jingtao from the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children
An Interview with Liu Jingtao, Director of the Program Development Department at the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Perrine Lhuillier of Save the Children
An interview with Perrine Lhuillier, Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Save the Children in China, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Liang Hui delegates give their opinions on public welfare issues
The opening of the annual meeting of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 3 kicked off this year’s Liang Hui (annual sessions of NPC & CPPCC ). Some delegates have voiced their opinions and submitted their proposals on public welfare issues, below is a roundup of these voices: 1. Ma Weihua, president of the board of directors of One Foundation and member of the CPPCC Increase the salaries of people working for Chinese foundations, and promote “charitable trusts” by launching experimental projects and policies in Shenzhen. 2. Wang Ming, board member of China Charity Alliance (中国慈善联合会) and member of the CPPCC Enhance the training and cultivation of public welfare sector …read more
New reports on child protection released before the Liang Hui
Two reports on child protection were released at a pre-CPPCC seminar hosted by the China Social Assistance Foundation on March 2, 2015. The two reports were titled the Primary School Teaching Plan on Child Sexual Assault (防性侵教育小学标准教案) and the Training Plan for Primary School Teachers to Avoid Sexual Assault Against Students (小学生防性侵课教师培训教案). Guests attending the seminar included NPC & CPPCC delegates, school principals, lawyers, education experts, scholars, reporters, and representatives from the government. During the seminar, Sun Xuemei, founder of the “Girl Protection” project run by the China Social Assistance Foundation, also released their project report: the 2014 Statistical Report on Child Sexual Assault Education and Child Sexual Abuse Cases (2014年儿童防性侵安全教育及性侵儿童案件统计报告). The report, …read more
China launches new plan for children development in impoverished areas
On January 15th, 2015, the State Council published the «Plan for the development of children in impoverished areas 2014 – 2020» that should benefit 40 million children. The plan aims at bringing the living conditions of these children up to national standards.
The 10 Public Welfare Keywords of 2014
This article highlights 10 keywords from China Philanthropy Times’ reporting on the public welfare industry in 2014.
What’s the relationship between migrant children and “left-behind children”?
This article explores the relationship between two phenomena in China, the children of migrants who have moved with their parents from rural areas to cities to find work (liudong ertong) and ‘left-behind children’ whose parents have moved to cities for work but have left them in rural areas (liushou ertong).
Parents in Beijing, children in Hengshui: hukou issues make family reunions rare
This story is about the case of over a thousand students attending the Hengshui boarding school because they cannot sit the gaokao in Beijing for lack of appropriate hukou.
Ma Zhengzhou: An AIDS Relief Practitioner on the Frontline
As part of her series on NGOs in Anhui, Guo Ting tells the bittersweet story of an AIDS relief practitioner’s ultimately successful efforts to set up a Chi Heng Foundation office in Anhui province, register it as a NGO and deliver financial assistance to HIV-infected families in the area.
Error-ridden migrant children schools
Caixin publishes a portfoglio about the destruction of migrant children schools across the country.
Mother of hukou-less child sues Foshan for linking family planning certificate to eligibility for hukou
A mother of a hukou-less child is suing her local public security bureau for refusing her second child’s hukou application.
How agencies which serve severely sick children work together
Most Chinese charitable organizations, especially those serving the sick and diseased, operate independently and lack effective information communication. Because of this lack of coordination, resources are allocated to different relief efforts very unevenly.
Beijing reiterates the “five proofs” requirement for migrant children to enroll in school
The Beijing Municipal Education Commission has reiterated that it will continue to maintain its enrollment requirements for mandatory education for those who have non-Beijing hukou. These requirements are commonly known as the “five proofs.”
China Youth Daily – Jinan Child Welfare Agency establishes “infant refuge”
In Jinan city of Shandong province, an “infant refuge” has recently opened. After 11 days, it admitted 106 babies, far exceeding expectations and capacity of the staff and facilities
Philanthropy Times – Social welfare organization publishes Report on Children’s Safety Education and Sexual Assault Cases
The Girls’ Protection Project of the China Social Assistance Foundation recently published their 2013-2014 Report on Children’s Safety Education and Sexual Assault
Beijing Times – Frequently changing policies leave foster families in the lurch while orphanages’ privileges are difficult to curb
Following the Ministry of Civil Affairs’ new draft of the revised Guidelines for Foster Family Management, this article sympathetically describes rural Beijing families whose foster children have been taken back to orphanages