Shenzhen U Nature Project on Male Participation in Gender Equality
Shenzhen-based U Nature team has worked in gender equality education by preventing sexual violation of children since 2015. It utilizes curriculum teaching, book club discussion, and drama performance to sow the seeds of awareness for gender equality in the minds of the children. In the community, the organization actively promotes the sharing of household activities by men, promotes men’s participation in gender equality projects in the community. In the reading club discussions sponsored by the community or business, the organization encourages parents and adults to join.
With positive feedback from the male participants, U Nature took up the UN anti-domestic violence project, entitled “White Ribbon in Shenzhen” and actively organized public lectures and consultations about the women’s right and promoted actions against domestic violence in the community. To further promote gender equality and male participation in these projects, U Nature created a play, "Men's Monologue,” to raise awareness about gender equality and the need for male involvement. The play has attracted a lot of attention from the media in Hong Kong, thus catalyzing discussions about gender and gender equality.
目前项目主要围绕性 骚 扰和性侵害的议题展开，通过线上共学、听专业人士的讲座、以及读书会的讨论，首先，它提升了性别暴力议题的能见度，很多人开始意识到它是个问题，并且它与性别歧视息息相关。第二，它不光帮助人们识别出各个领域（文化、司法、经济等）中间性别不平等的地方，还传播了跟解决方案相关的知识、技能和经验，从而帮助个人和机构更好地反思、预防和解决，对于妇女来说，也是一个赋权的过程。
Xitao Women’s Leadership - Xitao Shared-Learning Community (SLC)
Since the beginning of the “Me Too” movement in early 2018, it has been found that there is a lack of knowledge and experience in dealing with sexual harassment and gender discrimination at both individual and organizational levels. Xitao SLC is our response to this problem in China. Our aim is to help the individuals who are concerned about gender violence and related issues by connecting them across time and spatial barriers so that they can learn about gender equality from each other and to exchange experiences online.
Our current projects focus on sexual harassment and violence via online learning, specialist lectures, and book club discussions. These activities help raise the visibility of sexual violence so that many people can draw conclusions about its link to gender discrimination. Additionally, they help individuals identify cases of discrimination in various areas such as law, economy and culture, and to promote knowledge, skills and experiences in providing solutions, thus empowering women in the process.
GLCAC成立于2006年，是一家致力于促进性别友善校园环境和推动 LGBT青少年和儿童权益的公益机构 。我们以师生之合力，推动青少年、教师的赋权和参与，来实现性与性别群体的自我发展和友善环境
GLCAC was founded in 2006. It is dedicated to improving the school environment for tolerance and gender equality, including the rights of children and LGBT youths. Our goal is to mobilize both the teachers and students to empower them to work toward a friendly environment for the self-development of various gender groups.
Since 2014, GLCAC has trained 13 cohorts of teachers in gender education which number 330 teachers in 28 cities. 80% of these teachers are primary or secondary school teachers. After five years, GLCAC has built a team of 15 core teachers with local gender education experience in China, established China's first “Gender Education Teaching and Research Group” to connect teachers in the area and to develop curriculum.
Besides classroom instruction, GLCAC endeavors to improve school culture and support system with regard to gender-related activities, teaching, everyday behavior, school installations, etc., so that everyone will become an advocate and activist in gender equality.
LV Xiaoquan is Executive director of Beijing Qianqian Law Firm (the former Legal Research and Service Center for Women of Peking University Law School). As a public interest lawyer, he has devoted himself to legal aid, research as well as advocacy for women’s legal rights, and actively promoted laws on women’s rights and gender equality. Throughout his practice, he has dealt with numerous cases involving the protection of women's or girls' legal rights, including their rights and interest in marriages, economic and labor rights, personal rights and interests, property rights and interests, rural women's land rights and interests. LV won the “Public Interest Advocate” Award in 2013 in a nationwide competition organized jointly by Nandu All Media Cluster and the Southern Metropolis Daily.
WANG Zheng is Professor of Women's Studies and History and Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at University of Michigan. She is the author of Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1964; Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories and the coeditor of From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society; Translating Feminisms in China; and Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era. An academic activist who has been promoting feminist curricular transformation in higher education in China, Wang Zheng is the founder and co-director of the UM-Fudan Joint Institute for Gender Studies that is located at Fudan University, Shanghai.
Lv Ping is a feminist activist focusing on strategic advocacy to combat gender-based discrimination and violence. She started her work on women’s rights in the late 1990s. In 2009, she founded Feminist Voices, China’s largest new media platform on women’s issues. Since 2012, she has been devoted to supporting the activism of young feminists across China. She now resides in Albany, New York, where she continues to follow the feminist movement in China closely.
Lv Ping will speak at the 2019 OYCF annual meeting on July 6-7, 2019.
Scott Rozelle holds the Helen Farnsworth Endowed Professorship at Stanford University and is Senior Fellow and Professor in the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies. Dr. Rozelle's research focuses on the economics of poverty—with an emphasis on the economics of education and health. Dr. Rozelle is the co-director of the Rural Education Action Project (REAP) and is an adjunct professor in 8 Chinese universities. In 2008, Dr. Rozelle was awarded the Friendship Award—the highest honor that can be bestowed on a foreign citizen—by Premiere Wen Jiabao.
Professor Rozelle will speak on the challenges presented by the rural China to the country’s ambitious modernization program at the 2018 OYCF annual meeting.
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Julian Gewirtz is a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and adoctoral candidate in history at the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, 2017). Previously he worked as Special Advisor for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as at American and Chinese technology companies. His writing on Asia has appeared in publications including the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Julian Gewirtz will speak on the role of the Western economists in the Chinese reform at the 2018 OYCF annual meeting. For more about Julian Gewirtz, please read: http://www.juliangewirtz.com/
Gregory Chow is Professor of Economics and Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Princeton University. He has been a major figure in econometrics and applied economics where his academic contribution covers econometrics, dynamic economics and the Chinese economy. A prolific author, Professor Chow’s publications include 14 books and over 200 articles. He is the recipient of the prestigious China Economics Prize in 2017 awarded by the National Economics Foundation in China.
Besides academic work, Chow has also been an adviser on economic policy, economic reform, and economic education in both Taiwan and mainland China. He is also one of the earliest U.S.-based economists going to China in the 1980s and advising its educators and policymakers. Gregory Chow and his wife Pauline are the generous supporters of two fellowship programs by the OYCF, namely, the OYCF-Chow Teaching Fellowship and the OYCF-Chow Fellowship for Field Research.
Professor Chow will share his personal reflections on the early days of Chinese reform in the 1980s at the 2018 OYCF annual meeting. You can read more about Gregory Chow here: http://www.princeton.edu/~gchow
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