• Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People
    Sep 8, 2017

    As mounting research and data reflects, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people all over the world continue to experience violations of their human rights and exclusion. What LGBTI people want, and are entitled to, is dignity to live their lives free of stigma, violence and discrimination and to be able to reach their full potential and contribute to their families, communities and countries. Parliamentarians have a vital role to play in making this a reality.

  • Smart Cities and Social Governance: Guide for Participatory Indicator Development
    May 11, 2017

    The Smart Cities and Social Governance: Guide to Participatory Indicator Development is the product of a year-long project in the Bihai and Huizhan Neighbourhoods in Guiyang. The project engaged local residents in setting community priorities, and created a multistakeholder process to enlist input from experts and government officials in establishing a set of indicators that can track those priorities using available data.

  • Equal Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities in China
    Dec 1, 2016

    This study explores the extent to which persons with disabilities (PWD) in China can effectively navigate the judicial system. Using Article 13 of the United Nations “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” and China’s “Law on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities” and “Legal Aid Regulations” as analytical tools and reference points, the authors of this report have undertaken empirical research to illuminate the current situation and problems that PWD face when seeking access to justice and realizing their basic rights. By exploring a number of practical experiences, this report concludes with various policy recommendations that might rectify the problems delineated herein.

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