Inner Mongolia: Activities Launched To Help Rural Women
In conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, the Women's Federation of the Alxa League in Inner Mongolia launches its 'Caring for Women Month' campaign.
Below is an article published by All-China Women’s Federation:
In conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8, 2013, the Women's Federation of the Alxa League in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region launched its 'Caring for Women Month' campaign, during which six activities were held to help local women.
The first activity saw 223 poverty-stricken women presented with parcels of daily necessities valued at 300 yuan (US$ 48.27) each, and 250 women being given disease insurance coverage.
For the second activity, the local women's federation called on different work units in the league to buy disease insurance coverage for their female employees. The diseases covered by the insurance include breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.
The third activity was a legal rights protection week, during which the federation publicized legal knowledge through TV and radio programs to enhance women's legal awareness.
The fourth activity saw the federation helping many unemployed women to get jobs. They also provided women with medicines and free health examinations. Cervical cancer screenings were also held and a relief fund of 50,000 yuan (US$ 8,045) was set up to help impoverished women with breast or cervical cancer.
The fifth activity was the launch of a volunteer campaign to benefit ‘empty nesters’ whose children no longer live with them, migrant children and 'left-behind' rural children whose parents have left home to find work in bigger cities.
The sixth activity was a series of lectures held for single-parent families, impoverished mothers and government cadres, aiming to enhance the women's quality of life and promote social harmony.