In this post, ZhaoNiuPai will introduce you to the Bejing Yirenping Center. As one of the 93 million HBV carrier of China, I'm very very pleased to do this. Because Beijing Yirenping Center had did so much things for us since 2006. Here is an introduction of Beijing Yirenping Center：
Beijing Yirenping Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social justice and public well-being. It was founded on December 19, 2006 with the mission to offer education on the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases, to reach out to patients and provide them with assistance, and to eliminate discrimination and stigma and defend the rights of these disadvantaged groups by legal means. Beijing Yirenping Center currently has a center in Beijing, in which it is registered, and another field office established in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province.
Since its establishment, Beijing Yirenping Center has assisted individuals, including Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) carriers, HIV carriers, the handicapped, diabetes patients, mental depression patients and achromates, in processing lawsuits, most of which have become high impact litigations that drew wide concern in the Chinese society. Meanwhile, Beijing Yirenping Center has been actively involved in the legislation and revision of laws on the national level. The contributions include China's Employment Promotion Law, Food Safety Law and Labour Contract Law as well as other administrative rules and regulations such as Regulations on the Sanitary Administration of Public Places and Health Rules on Swimming Places.
Beijing Yirenping Center also kept a close eye on breaking public health events, such as the poisonous milk powder scandal and the scandal of nickel chromium-made mineral teeth, in which Yirenping extended aids to defend the victims' rights
In July 2007, the Chief Coordinator of Beijing Yirenping Center took part in China's first anti-HBV discrimination protest in Hong Hong, which was widely reported in the press of mainland China and Hong Kong, including the Southern Weekend, Xinmin Weekly, Shenzhen Television and Ming Pao Daily.
In October 2007, Yirenping hosted the first national representative assembly of HBV carriers.
In May 2008, Yirenping organized a series of activities in a dozen provinces and cities to pay attention to the first World Hepatitis Day.
In May 2008, representing Hepatitis B and AIDS communities, Beijing Yirenping Center submitted an appeal to the state Ministry of Commerce to ask for the compulsory license of Lamivudine, a vital medicine to fight Hepatitis B and AIDS. The appeal was signed by 1843 citizens around the country.
In June 2008, Yirenping held a press conference in Hong Kong calling for the central government into the censorship of "In the Hepatitis B Camp", a renowned Chinese internet forum fighting against discrimination.
On November 21, 2008, the Chief Coordinator of Beijing Yirenping Center travelled to the Finland headquarter of Nokia, to protest a Nokia subsidiary's discrimination against HBV carriers in China's Dongguan City.
On December 1st the World AIDS Day, Yirenping co-organized an appeal by hundreds of citizens to the Ministry of Commerce for compulsory license of Lamivudine.
In March 2009, the news that nickel chromium-made mineral teeth might lead to kidney diseases emerged and Yirenping supported a working group to address the issue.
On May 17th 2009, Yirenping held a seminar on lawyer’s rights defending, condemning Chongqing police’s assaulting lawyers and calling for abolishing the annual inspection for lawyer’s license.
In May 2009, Yirenping co-organized a seminar on female rights protection in the context of the Deng Yujiao event, which was highly reported and debated in the country.
From August 2009 to December 2009, Yirenping mobilized HBV carriers in nearly 20 provinces to apply for the health certificate for food industry according to the new Executive Byelaw of Food Safety Law.
Law and Health Knowledge Popularizations
In March 2007, Beijing Yirenping Center held the first College Students and AIDS Forum of Henan Province.
In 2008, Beijing Yirenping organized training courses on anti-discrimination laws in 10 cities around the country, such as: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, etc.
From 2008 through 2009, Beijing Yirenping held seminars on treatment and psychological health of Hepatitis B carriers in 10 cities such as: Tianjin, Nanjing, Shenyang, etc.
Yirenping extended legal counsels and aids to victims of the Sanlu poisonous milk powder scandal since September 2008.
Since March 2, 2007, Beijing Yirenping Center called on NGOs to focus on the non-discrimination articles of the Employment Promotion Law draft, which left out Hepatitis B and AIDS discriminations. Yirenping further lobbied National People's Congress (NPC) deputies to submit proposals to amend the draft in the NPC session, which later proved to be a success.
Beijing Yirenping Center wrote over 10 motions and recommendations for NPC deputies and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) members, who then submitted them to the annual NPC&CPPCC sessions from Year 2007 to 2009.
In March 2007, Li Fangping, the legal counsel of Beijing Yirenping Center co-organized a "citizen motion" with doctor from Beijing Ditan Hospital to the NPC asking for the review of 15 laws that are prone to cause discrimination against Hepatitis B carriers（www.ZhaoNiuPai.com/hbv/）.
In October 2007, Beijing Yirenping Center, together with Beijing Aizhixing Institute, published an open letter calling for the abolishing of administrative ban that prohibit HIV-carrying foreign citizens from entering China.
In June 2008, Beijing Yirenping Center was invited to New York United Nations headquarter to take part in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV／AIDS.
On October 28, 2008, Li Fangping, the legal counsel to Beijing Yirenping Center and Professor Hu Xingdou, a renowned scholar on domestic affairs, submitted a civic proposal to the Beijing Municipal Government to reform the city's Hukou registration system in order to guarantee the rights of its immigrants.
Beijing Yirenping Center has assisted more than 100 public interest lawsuits, helping them to become widely-observed impact litigations. For example, in March 2007, Beijing Yirenping Center helped an HBV carrier sue Nokia over discrimination, which was selected as one of the Top Ten Labor Disputes in 2007 by Legal Daily.
In March 2009, Yirenping helped four HIV-carrying faculties at Henan Shangshui Aizhi School to defend their labor rights against discrimination.
Survey & Research
Annual Report on Public Health Status and Right to Education April 2007
Annual Report on Public Health Status and Right to Employment June 2008
A bi-monthly since established in September 2008
Investigation Report on Hepatitis B Discrimination in China's Higher Education October 2008
Investigation Report on Hepatitis B Discrimination in Multinational Corporations based in China February,2009
China Correspondence on Legal Actions against Discrimination
Contact to Beijing Yirenping Center
Address: 2105A , Zhongsheng Office Building , No.2 Beifengwo St. , Haidian District, Beijing China , 100038
Tel: (86-10) 51917982 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Coordinator: Yu Fangqiang Mobile: (86)15901295748 MSN: email@example.com