Harmony within Families

  • April 2, 2014
  • By Ma Nina
  • Editor: Frank Zhao
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Harmony within Families
The Yinchuan Women's Federation in recent years has included the promotion of harmony within families in its overall work plan. [Provided by Yinchuan Women's Federation]

The Yinchuan Women's Federation in recent years has included the promotion of harmony within families in its overall work plan. Guided by the organization's efforts, the city established the Yinchuan Leading Group of Promoting Harmony within Families. The group is headed by Du Yinjie, Deputy Secretary of the Yinchuan Municipal Party (Communist Party of China) Committee, and composed of the leaders of 19 organizations or governments (including the municipal people's government and the municipal women's federation).

Local publicity departments have included the promotion of harmony within families in their overall plans and evaluation systems of promoting citizens' cultural and ideological progress. Judicial organs have included the publicity of laws and legal regulations (related to family relations and marriage) in their overall plans of publicizing information to help residents protect their legal rights and interests. The municipal Party committee and the municipal government have increased, year by year, funding to help improve women and children's lives, and to promote their development. The municipal government has offered free physical checkups to poverty-stricken women, and has promulgated the Regulations of Yinchuan on Preventing and Curbing Domestic Violence, the first regulations in the region aimed at protecting women's legal rights and interests.

Last year, in conjunction with the "Year of Improving Services for Families," Yinchuan Women's Federation implemented the "Carnation" Program, to provide financial aid, psychological counseling and free physical checkups to single mothers. The federation's officials compiled files on 1,319 single mothers (in 24 of the communities) to ensure they maintained accurate records.

Given the continuous efforts of women's federations, at all levels in Yinchuan, to promote harmony within families during the past few years, there has been an increasing number of outstanding women — including "virtuous mothers" who have provided financial aid to children from poverty-stricken families, and women who have performed exceedingly well in respecting the old and loving the young, and maintaining harmonious relationships among family members — who have made  outstanding contributions to the promotion of harmony within families.

Given its excellent work in promoting harmony within families, Yinchuan Women's Federation in recent years has received accolades and special titles, including the "national advanced collective that protects women's legal rights and interests" and "one of China's advanced women's federations." In 2013, Yinchuan saw an increase of 6,300 harmonious families.

(Provided by Yinchuan Women's Federation)

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