Hony Social Impact Center: an investment platform connecting charity to commerce
A new investment platform, the Hony Social Impact Center (弘毅社会影响力中心), has just emerged in China. In recent years, “Social Impact Investment” that tries to connect charity to commerce has been favored by many charitable organizations and social enterprises. A need was thus felt for an investment platform caring about social value that could maximize the benefits of this combination of charity and commerce. At present the center is still in its start-up stage, but two pilot projects have already been selected: “Hands on” and “Generation Bridge”. The “Hands on” project is jointly sponsored by the 3D-printing Industry Alliance (3D打印企业联盟), Wiki Factory (维基新工厂) and other organizations working in different fields. The project aims …read more
Report on China’s policy on the disabled released
May 15th marks China’s 26th National Day for Helping People with Disabilities (全国助残日)*. The country’s disabled people are currently around 85 million in number. Two days before the occasion, the China Philanthropy Research Institute (BNU) released the Progress Index Report of Policy on Persons with Disabilities in China (中国残疾人政策进步指数报告). The report covers 31 provinces nationwide and presents data from 2012 to 2014. According to the report, China has a good track record on the advancement of policies for assisting people with disabilities. In particular, the use of creative policy approaches at the regional level has reached a crescendo. This facilitates the overall policy improvement in China. The report uses eight first-order indexes including …read more
China Central Television Tower marks World Autism Awareness Day by lighting up blue
China Central Television Tower lit up blue light as part of the “light it up blue” campaign of the World Autism Awareness Day, which was initiated by the Autism Speaks since 2011.
Experts call for legislation to safeguard rights of patients with rare diseases
The recent publicity over the ‘ice bucket challenge’, an act aimed both at raising funds for and increasing awareness of the rare disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has taken China by storm, and has also cast the spotlight on China’s patchy medical laws in relation to patients with rare diseases.
Where did the 5 billion yuan of the Shenzhen’s disabled persons fund go?
This article discusses the proper use of the Disabled Persons Employment Security Fund by the Shenzhen Service Center for Disabled Persons.
People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation
Li Simin highlights a social issue that has received growing attention in China.
China’s Huiling: Harmonious Cooperation Requires the Rule of Law and A Culture of Acceptance
The following article is by the founder of Huiling, one of China’s oldest NGOs serving the intellectually disabled. Community integration is central to the mission of Huiling schools which seek to help intellectually disabled young adults become part of the community by teaching them social and life skills
The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This article showcases some important trends in the grassroots NGO sector in China. One is the growth of networks among NGOs serving people with disabilities