The China AIDS Walk 2013: Walking to Raise Awareness
Shawn Shieh gives a personal account of taking part in the recently held China AIDS Walk, and discusses the strategies employed by the organizers that enabled them to successfully hold the event.
Li Keqiang Focuses on AIDS Fight
At a meeting with representatives of HIV/AIDS groups, Vice Premier Li Keqiang pledged more support to grassroots organizations committed to combatting AIDS
The Expectations and Realities of NGO Registration: A Study of HIV/AIDS Groups in Sichuan and Yunnan
In this summary of their valuable study, David Shallcross and Nana Kuo of the UNAIDS China Office compare the experiences of community-based organizations (CBOs) in Sichuan and Yunnan that had either successfully registered or tried to register as an NGO.
Yang Guang: From MSM Trailblazer to Marching in Place
As part of her series on NGOs in Anhui, Guo Ting provides a moving account of an MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) worker’s 14 year effort to provide a space for gay men in Fuyang, Anhui to get counseling and HIV testing.
Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond
Jia Ping, founder of the China Global Fund Watch Initiative, discusses the Global Fund’s legacy in China and the unintended consequences that will result from the Global Fund’s pullout….
Editorial: Hearing the Voice of Civil Society Amid the Turmoil
In this Winter 2011 editorial, the editors of China Development Brief make reference to a number of the articles published in this special Winter issue.
How is the Freeze on Global Fund Funding to China Affecting Grassroots Groups?
This article sheds much-needed light on a very complex situation triggered by the Global Fund’s announcement in March of 2011 that it would freeze its HIV/AIDS funding in China.
The China Women’s Network against AIDS: Between Donors and the Grassroots
This article provides a fascinating, in-depth study of the Women’s Network against AIDS (WNAC). WNAC has 21 organisational members, although most of these can be better characterised as peer support groups rather than NGOs.
The Beijing LGBT Center
This article profiles one of the few LGBT organizations devoted to the cultural, social and political advancement of the LGBT community. The emergence of the LGBT Center, and Aibai in Chengdu, exemplifies the emergence in China of more expressive organizations engaged in advocacy as well as service delivery.