Shen Tingting is a prominent HIV/AIDS and human rights advocate based in Beijing, China. Since 2012, Tingting has been the Director of Advocacy, Research and Policy at Asia Catalyst, in which she leads Asia Catalyst’s advocacy work on the right to health for marginalized communities through research, policy analysis, strategic lobbying and representation. The issues she has been focused on include:
- Compensation for the victims of China’s blood disaster
- Discrimination against people living with HIV in health care settings
- Arbitrary detention for female sex worker
- Transgender health
- Law enforcement practice, sex work and HIV
Previously, Tingting was the Deputy Director of Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action, in which she managed the organization’s HIV/AIDS programmes. In 2007, she co-founded the Korekata AIDS Law Center, the first legal aid project to provide legal support for people living with HIV/AIDS and marginalized groups in China. In 2009, she established the Sex Worker Outreach Project in Beijing, which provides health services as well as rights and legal training for sex workers, and published China’s first health and rights magazine for sex workers, the Flower Magazine.
Tingting holds a master’s degree in social security from Renmin University of China.