"My hairdressing house is a hot topic in the village and women nearby love to get their hair dyed here. Thanks to the support of the local women's federation, we can lead a more beautiful and hopeful life," said Aziguli, a manager of a hair salon in Yopurga County in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Bachu Women's Federation recently carried out activities around healthy lifestyle, makeup competitions and cleaning gardens, aimed at advocating for scientific, civilized and healthy lifestyles for local people.
Rural women could participate in the "Beautiful Garden" campaign by dressing themselves and their families up as part of the above activities.
Such activities can help local families abandon unhealthy behaviors and habits in favor of pursuing healthy and civilized lives. Examples of this are local people starting to put garbage into bags instead of throwing them away randomly so as to create a tidier and more orderly living environment.
With the implementation of poverty alleviation schemes, grassroots ethnic families now lead better lives with a more intensified longing for beauty.
Therefore, Xinjiang Women's Federation (XWF) has launched several environmental protection activities also aimed at alleviating poverty by creating job opportunities for women and encouraging them to be more independent.
Hairdressing houses similar to the one in Yopurga County help to beautify women's hair as well as their minds and families.
In order to build a beautiful and civilized village and revitalize the rural area, local governments have provided many incentives for women who are willing to start their own businesses.
(Source: China Women's News/ Translated and edited by Women of China)
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