Keyword: Advocacy and Rights

Taking the Legal Road for Protecting Public Interest Assets

Over the summer, the Magezhuang Campus of the Chaoyang District New Citizens School (新公民学校), a school dedicated to the education of the children of migrant workers, was ordered to temporarily cease its operations.

Labor NGO Growing Pains: the Government Should Regulate and Guide Labor Groups , September 3, 2012

More news comes out about the repression of labor NGOs in Shenzhen which started this February and has already affected more than 10 groups.

Editorial: Animal Welfare and the Dignity of the Chinese People

Editorial: Animal Welfare and the Dignity of the Chinese People

CDB’s editors see in the debate over animal welfare hope for reconsidering long-held cultural beliefs rooted in anthropocentrism and utilitarianism.

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.

Why Have Our Appeals for Information Disclosure Been Ignored?

Why Have Our Appeals for Information Disclosure Been Ignored?

In this important first-hand testimonial, Yu Xiaogang and Chen Yu of the well-known Yunnan-based environmental NGO, Green Watershed, detail how their appeals for information to be disclosed about a chemical factory involved in chromium pollution were systematically brushed aside by local authorities

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

Have NGOs Been Overshadowed by Microblogging?

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying takes a critical look at the impact of microblogging and “micro-charity”, which made headlines in 2011, on the civil society sector

People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation

People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation

Li Simin highlights a social issue that has received growing attention in China. 

The Year of Scandal: Whose Carnival?

The Year of Scandal: Whose Carnival?

CDB’s editor, Liu Haiying, examines in depth the various scandals in the charitable, public interest sector in 2011, how the sector has responded to improve its credibility, and the implications for the sector’s future development.

Human Rights Action Plan Prohibits Extorting Confessions

The State Council Information Office issued its second human rights plan — Human Rights Action Plan (2012-2015).

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake

This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.

The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs

The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs

This essay by Yu Fangqiang recounts the various scandals that hit China’s philanthropy sector in 2011, and takes grassroots NGOs to task for remaining on the sidelines during this period and not taking a more public stance in promoting transparency and accountability in the sector

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

A Dialogue with Construction Workers

A Dialogue with Construction Workers

Migrant workers are a major force behind China’s economic miracle and the low cost of their labor makes affordable many of the goods and services we enjoy on a daily basis.

Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement

Guangzhou’s “Skinhead” Movement

An Zhu uses a humorous story about taking action to challenge individuals and NGOs to think more deeply about a critically important question in today’s China: How to carry out public action in a meaningful way that will foster social connections and public knowledge?

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB Editorial: From Self-help to Self-awareness in a Year of Scandals

CDB’s editors post their thoughts on the series of scandals in the charitable, public welfare sector last year and how the sector should respond in this age of media and social media hype

Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou

Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou

The following article is a profile of Wang Yi’ou, founder of the up-and-coming China Dolls Care and Support Association which offers support to people suffering from “brittle bone” and other rare diseases

CDB Editorial: the Public Interest and Politics

CDB Editorial: the Public Interest and Politics

This year, counties and townships across China will elect representatives for local People’s Congress. By the end of 2012, there will be approximately two million representatives at the county and township levels.