Southern Metropolis Daily – NGOs should be advocates and activists

Liang Xiaoyan: NGOs should become advocates and activists

By Wang Hui 王辉, April 1, 2013 , Southern Metropolis Daily (南方都市报)

Speaking at CDB’s forum on advocacy held last week, activist Lei Chuang described his non-violent form of individual advocacy by stating that “all I can do is to write letters, to write letters without stopping.” Lei, who advocates against discrimination directed toward those with Hepatitis B, was one of a number of activists at the event who utilize social media, performance art, and other novel methods in advocating for their causes, which surely mark a new era for Chinese advocates and activists. Others at the event emphasized the need for NGOs to more effectively channel pubic energies in order to enact social change.

Summary by Amanda Brown-Inz. See Article for full text. (Chinese)

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