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