Ye Haiyan

Gender rights activist Ye Haiyan freed then hounded by hostile crowd

Ye Haiyan, the campaigner for sex workers' rights who was confronted by protesters after her release by Bobai county police in Guangxi early yesterday. Photo: Mimi Lau

A gender rights activist was released from detention in Guangxi yesterday morning only to be met by a protesting crowd and an eviction order. Ye Haiyan, the 38-year-old chairwoman of the China Grass-roots Women's Rights Centre was released at 7am after being detained since May 30.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

School sexual abuse protester Ye Haiyan beaten up in her own home

School sexual abuse protester Ye Haiyan beaten up in her own home

Ye (not pictured) appealed for help three times on her microblog around noon yesterday, saying her apartment had been raided by about 10 women and one man while she was alone with her daughter. She had protested the day before against the sexual abuse of schoolgirls.

31 May 2013 - 10:32am 3 comments

China activists launch campaign against paedophiles: 'Call me, not schoolchildren'

Ye Haiyan (top left) is joined by hundreds of others posting similar messages online. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo

China’s outspoken advocate for sex workers, Ye Haiyan, who once worked as a prostitute for a day to reveal the plight of China’s so-called "10RMB prostitutes", has waged an online battle this week against paedophiles.

30 May 2013 - 11:41am