Global Call for Action against Poverty (GCAP) China;

Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is the world’s largest civil society movement calling for an End to Poverty and Inequality. GCAP China is a NGO network set up in 2005 by seven INGOs in Beijing (including Action Aid China, Oxfam HK, Save the Children) with the aim of mobilizing public participation and fostering civil society in China to end poverty and inequality.

GCAP China currently has approximately 40 active NGO partners in its network and keeps regular connection with more than 600 NGO workers in China. Since 2005, GCAP China has worked on a wide range of issues including gender, access to services, social exclusion, economic inequality, employment, and rural-urban divide. GCAP China is unique in its ability to mobilize a broad range of constituents and enable information exchange on common issues across its networks.

Main Activities:

Advocacy information exchange

GCAP China established online and offline advocacy information exchange platforms for CSOs, such as the Advocacy Online Study email group, which already has more than 600 members to share information about domestic and global advocacy issues, cases and skills.

Advocacy capacity building 

Since 2006, GCAP China has developed its specialization on capacity building for civil society on advocacy by organizing five national advocacy workshops from 2007- 2013, supporting 31 grassroots NGOs advocacy activities through advocacy small grant funds from 2008 to 2014.

Research and joint advocacy

In 2007, GCAP China coordinated more than ten NGOs to write a shadow report about MDGs implementation in China, and submitted it to UN. In 2012, GCAP China organized the national CSO consultation as the lead agency to give recommendation for the post-2015 international development agenda.

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