Keyword: Women and Gender

The 2013 Chinese Sexual Abuse Cases

The 2013 Chinese Sexual Abuse Cases

CDB Deputy Editor Guo Ting discusses the sexual abuse cases that were uncovered in China in 2013 and the campaigning efforts of activists.

Guangzhou University female sanitation workers go on strike

The article is a recount of the reporter’s experience in the sanitation workers face-off against the police, and narrates some of the protest leaders’ experiences of being subjected to harassment from law enforcement officers and their employer.

Becoming Public: Anti-Domestic Violence (ADV) Activism as a Public Event

Becoming Public: Anti-Domestic Violence (ADV) Activism as a Public Event

Stephanie Bräuer analyzes the Chinese anti-domestic violence movement and the importance of performance art in its activism.

Female university student sues after facing gender discrimination when seeking employment; receives support across 11 cities

A gender discrimination case has been allowed to proceed to trial in Hangzhou’s Xihu district. The case has been filed by Huang Rong (not her real name), after her application for a copywriting position was rejected several times on the grounds that the position was restricted to male applicants.

Dalian mall accused of gender discrimination after setting up women-only car parking spaces

Management of a Dalian shopping centre has been accused of gender discrimination after it designated some parking spaces as women-only.

Interview with Wang Wei of the Xi’an Domestic Workers’ Union

Interview with Wang Wei of the Xi’an Domestic Workers’ Union

This article is an interview of Ms Wang Wei, chairwoman of the Xi’an Domestic Workers’ Union, in which she tells us her story and explains how the union was created.

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.