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Women’s Economic Empowerment by Tourism at Ban Wan Village

By Sijie Chen and Xingjian Ren
In China, minority women are facing serious economic problems. They often suffer from lack of local jobs with sustainable incomes. In Xinjiang in 2018, minority women’s employment rate is 32.1%. For national minorities in Southwestern China especially in Yunnan Province, the circumstance is similar: minority women’s employment rate is low. Even if they are to find a job, without local job opportunities, they can only find jobs outside of the village in cities and towns. Continue reading Women’s Economic Empowerment by Tourism at Ban Wan Village

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Indigenous Women in Peru: Challenges and Hopes

By Jessica Jiang, Grace Zhang, and Liana Shi

“If you could be reborn, would you want to be a woman again?” A world-renowned survey agency, Ipsos, asked this question in Peru, and nearly 1/3 of the women in Southeastern Peru answered “No”. Continue reading Indigenous Women in Peru: Challenges and Hopes

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How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

Introduction According to demographic studies, Chinese LGBT+ population is diverse, sizeable, and widespread. Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) make up about three to five percent of the total population in China. There are around seventy million LGBT+ people in China, however, due to conservative traditional culture and inadequate visibility in society, they are often overlooked in policy documents, laws, social support, and healthcare provision. Most Chinese LGBT+ … Continue reading How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

Unpaid Work in China: Causes and Responses

By Han Ruiyang, Miao Wenchen, Xue Yuxuan, Shi Jiale Generally, women undertake more unpaid work than men, which indicates significant gender inequalities. In China, even if time spent on unpaid domestic work has been declining with the boom of the economy, its distribution inside the family is still quite unequal[1]. China has promised to incorporate gender equality into basic state policies at the Fourth World … Continue reading Unpaid Work in China: Causes and Responses

A Report on the Status of Chinese LGBT+ Organizations and Their Work Scope

Over the past several decades, LGBT+ people have experienced promising changes in China, especially with increasing acceptance in society. There are a variety of LGBT+ organizations in China with different goals and aspirations in mind, that of which includes promoting gay, lesbian, transgender rights; strengthening the LGBT+ community; promoting public visibility; and many more. LGBT+ organizations such as media outlets, NGOs, social enterprises, volunteer groups, as well as members outside of the LGBT+ community have joined together to pave a sturdy path for the Chinese LGBT+ movement. Continue reading A Report on the Status of Chinese LGBT+ Organizations and Their Work Scope