Women's federations help with poverty eradication in 2020

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-13 23:32:54|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Women's federations across China took a slew of measures to help increase the income of women in need amid nationwide poverty eradication efforts in 2020.

Last year, women's federations initiated various poverty alleviation programs featuring e-commerce, consumption and pairing assistance, with sales of farm produce and handicrafts from Hubei Province and 52 poor counties totaling over 132 million yuan (around 20.5 million U.S. dollars), according to the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF).

Meanwhile, local women's federations helped over 700,000 women increase their incomes by securing jobs in housekeeping, craftsmanship and e-commerce, among other areas.

The ACWF also held training programs that covered 15,000 female farmers and organized more than 600 online courses for women in rural areas. Enditem