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The Governance Evolution in Chinese Rural Areas and the Access to Justice — the Enlightenment of Legal Empowerment

Cheng Qian, Xu Yawen,

Abstract: The access to justice in rural China has encountered predicaments in evolution of governance structure. For instance, local legal agencies are incapable of providing legal services; the interference of political power and governance vacuum coexist; the legal elite in rural areas are rare and modern legal systems have often repressed traditional governance norms. From the perspective…

The Legal Empowerment Clinic: A Successful Combination of the Legal Clinic and Legal Empowerment

Xu Yawen, Cheng Qian,

Abstract: With the development of clinical legal education, legal clinics have begun to highlight its value in “social justice,” in addition to its value as a practical legal education model. When it is combined with the concept of legal empowerment, a new type of legal clinic, namely the legal empowerment clinic emerged. This combination is…

The role of lawyers in the social transformation: Lawyers in the Republic of China in the perspective of legal power

Cheng Qian,

Abstract: The lawyers in the Republic of China played important roles in the social transformation and modernization since the end of the Qing dynasty. They were regarded as “non-government legal officers” either by the law, the social cognition or the self-cognition of lawyers in this period. From the perspective of legal power, the conditions for their…

Proposal writing short course online

The Foundation Center,

The subject of this short online course is proposal writing. But the proposal does not stand alone. It must be part of a process of planning and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors. This process is grounded in the conviction that a partnership should develop between the nonprofit…

Nonprofit Survival Guide

Asia Catalyst,

The NONPROFIT SURVIVAL GUIDE from Asia Catalyst is tailored to suit the needs of grassroots East and Southeast Asian NGOs, and is available in Chinese and English. Use the guide to develop basic skills in strategic planning, budgeting, and volunteer management. The Nonprofit Survival Guide Introduction Strategic Planning HOW TO Create A Strategic Plan HOW…

Know it, Prove it, Change it: A Rights Curriculum for Grassroots Groups

Asia Catalyst, Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group, Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action,

The Know It, Prove It, Change It: A Rights Curriculum for Grassroots Groups series was created specifically to help grassroots organizations in communities affected by HIV/AIDS to understand their basic rights, document rights abuses, and design and implement advocacy campaigns. The series has three parts: Know It: The Rights Framework discusses international human rights law…

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