Federation in SW China Mobilizes Women to Promote Rural Vitalization

July 31, 2018
Editor: Yang Peng

Officials from women's federations in southwest China's Chongqing municipality recently launched an initiative to encourage individuals in the city to dedicate themselves to rural vitalization and local development.

To carry out the initiative, women's federations at all levels in Chongqing have held four major events in communities and villages so far.

Stimulating Women's Enthusiasm

Officials of women's federations in the city have delivered ideological education speeches and strengthened policy advocacy in efforts to improve women's ideological level and increase their awareness of the country's fundamental policies.

They also launched a series of training courses to help local unemployed women find jobs. The lessons were given in subjects such as babysitting, cooking, embroidery and starting a business.

Thousands of women in the city have benefited from these campaigns and the number continues to increase.

Assisting Businesswomen

To help local enterprises ease their financial burden and boost rural industries, CWF issued more loans to businesswomen in recent years.

Thanks to the move, agritourism in the city is currently experiencing a rapid growth and the number of women investing in e-commerce is booming.

Showing Care to Women's Family, Health

In terms of serving so-called "left-behind" children, women and seniors in the city, CWF took targeted measures to help them solve problems in their lives.

The women's federation in Yunyang County used donations from charitable organizations to offer free cervical and breast cancer screening services for local women.

Meanwhile, officials of a women's federation in Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County took a special trip to the homes of the left-behind children and seniors to provide financial assistance.

Building Rural Civilization

To improve the living environment and carry forward good traditions, women's federations also organized a variety of activities involving family traditions, education and environment protection to lead women to contribute to rural civilization construction.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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