Keyword: Women and Gender

The Supreme People’s Court finally decided not to approve the death penalty sentence in the case of Li Yan

On June 23, Li Yan’s brother received a phone call, informing him that the Supreme People’s Court finally decided not to approve the death penalty in his sister’s case.

China Fortune – Chinese women’s rights: 20 years after the World Women’s Conference

The article discusses the political and intellectual legacies of the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, including the deepened understanding of feminist theory, the growth of grassroots organizing, and the increase in international collaboration among NGOs

12 Moments In China’s Women’s Rights Movement in 2013: A Review of the Year’s Innovative Public Actions 


12 Moments In China’s Women’s Rights Movement in 2013: A Review of the Year’s Innovative Public Actions 


The Women’s Network publishes a list of the top twelve events that occurred in the Chinese women’s rights sector in 2013.

Beijing University Civil Society Center’s “Ten Major Events in China’s Social Sector for 2013”

Beijing University Civil Society Center’s “Ten Major Events in China’s Social Sector for 2013”

On January 15, 2014, the Beijing University Center for Civil Society Studies announced the 10 top events of 2013 selected by a group of experts.

Carrying Out Public Advocacy Through Performance Art

Carrying Out Public Advocacy Through Performance Art

Wang Man looks at how performance art can be an effective means of carrying out public interest advocacy in China, using two recent cases advocating on behalf of gender equality.

Blind Dating Sparks a Debate Over Public Benefit Events

Blind Dating Sparks a Debate Over Public Benefit Events

This article by CDB Senior Staff Writer, Guo Ting, follows the controversy and discussion over a public benefit blind dating event in Beijing.

Editorial: The Fight for Women's Rights

Editorial: The Fight for Women’s Rights

In their editorial, CDB staff writers discuss some of this year’s issues and events that have brought the struggle for women’s rights to a wider audience in China.

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Guo Ting, reports on Chinese women and environmental organizations joining international development NGOs on the eve of the Rio+20 meeting in calling for greater emphasis on gender considerations in future sustainable development discussions

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), accompanies a related article about the path-breaking work of a women’s legal aid NGO in addressing sexual harassment in China.

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), profiles path-breaking work on sexual harassment by China’s oldest and best-known women’s legal aid NGO: Zhongze Women’s Legal Aid Center, in collaboration with six Chinese companies

The China Women’s Network against AIDS: Between Donors and the Grassroots

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

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.

A History of Lesbians Organizing in China

A History of Lesbians Organizing in China

his article shows how far lesbian organizing has come in China over a short period of time, with lesbians coming together in physical and virtual venues, holding salons and conferences and forming networks with domestic and international LGBT groups.