The Cultural Development Center for Rural Women is a non-government organization aimed at promoting rural women's development. Since our first project were carried out under the auspices of the magazine Rural Women (formerly Rural Women Knowing All),we have significatly expanded our activities. We focus on rural women's self-empowerment and development through advocating awareness of gender and citizenship. We have grown into a non-profit organization characterized by "combining support for the poor with development, news media with publishing ,research with popularization." Our organization now consists of a Development Section,Project Section,Administrative Section,Financial Section,the Practical Skills Training Center for Rural Women and Migrant Women's Club.
Our areas of focus:
Rural womenĄŻs potential development and business initiative support
Rural womenĄŻs political participation and capacity building
Migrant womenĄŻs civic rights and policy advocacy
Domestic workersĄŻ training and setting up co-ops for the group
Livelihood and literacy for women in poverty-stricken areas
Intervention during life crisis and mental health support for rural women
Fostering and training of rural womenĄŻs organizations
Rural womenĄŻs cultural development and education for left-behind girls
Rural womenĄŻs participation in community care for the elderly
Projects for Rural WomenĄŻs Development:
Rural WomenĄŻs Participation in Politics:
focused on promoting rural womenĄŻs political participation and their equal status in the grassroots political arena. Conducts various activities and events, as well as having initiated the publication of Women Village Heads magazine and website.
Rural WomenĄŻs Literacy Classes:
focused on enabling thousands of adult rural women in poverty-stricken areas to read and write through the provision of classes. The project has also compiled sets of teaching manuals and probed an effective mode for literacy training.
Rural WomenĄŻs Suicide Prevention:
focused on the prevention of rural womenĄŻs suicide through the improvement of rural womenĄŻs mental health. The project established health support groups in villages in project counties and probed a new mode of caring for life and sound development of rural communities.
Rural WomenĄŻs Resources Center
focused on building a platform for local women to collaborate and conduct cultural activities through self-managed and self-organized learning and sharing among themselves, thus raising their participation in community development.
Maternal Mental Health Support and Post-Disaster Recovery in Sichuan Earthquake Area:
focused on mothers who lost their children in the disaster. Established womenĄŻs mutual support group to enable them to play a significant role in the reconstruction of their home land while providing psychological care and emotional adjustment, service for rehabilitation care, family sanitation and health care.
focused on raising legal awareness of local cadres engaged in family planning and their capacity to administrate according to law through training, publicity and consultation and raising rural womenĄŻs awareness of protecting their reproductive rights.
Rural GirlsĄŻ Puberty Education for Sex Safety:
focused on popularizing the knowledge about puberty among teenage girls to enable them to prevent sexual violence and raise public awareness of protecting girlsĄŻ legal rights and interests.
Rural WomenĄŻs Literacy Classes.