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Did you know that every year BWN partners with a charity benefiting women and girls in China? This year, we are proud to work with Xixi Garden, a very special organization promoting comprehensive sex education for women and children of migrant workers in Beijing. Xixi Garden provides direct services in communities of need while also training sex educators to introduce curricula into different school around the country.
Han Xuemei is the dedicated founder and leader of Xixi Garden. She will be introducing the community to her and the organization's work, including how BWN women can get involved through volunteering.
Sexual health is a critical part of women's overall well-being, yet it remains a taboo subject in many communities around the world. Come share this dinner with Han Xuemei and the BWN community to discuss important issues of sexuality, sexual health, and how to protect our girls!
Please note that Han Xuemei will be providing her talk in Mandarin, and a BWN translator will also be translating into English for one of our first bilingual Spotlight dinners!
There is no extra cost for spotlight dinners. Participants only have to split the cost for the dinner. For this Spotlight Dinner, we are requiring pre-payment for the dinner cost of 70 RMB. There will be no additional cost required on the night of the event. Please email us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
Please note that the Spotlight Dinners are female-only events. All other Beijing Women's Network events are open to all genders. Please find out more information about other events here.
Founder of Xixi Garden
Han Xuemei is the Founder of Xixi Garden Child Sexuality Education Program and President of Beijing Xixi Children Care Center. With more than a decade of experience in public education, Han Xuemei is committed to the promotion of comprehensive sex and empowerment education for children of all backgrounds.
She first began volunteering in middle schools in poverty-stricken areas in 2008, providing aid to the students through a variety of different mobile communications, education and site visit programs. Fulfilled by the work, Han Xuemei made the decision to quit her job and start full-time philanthropy work in 2014, dedicating her career to improving the quality of education for children of migrant workers. The same year, Han Xuemei founded Xixi Garden to began promoting comprehensive sexuality education among Beijing's migrant worker schools and communities, where rates of sexual assault and violence are highest.