Helping Residents Resolve Family Disputes
Chongqing Municipality and Guizhou and Shanxi provinces promulgated regulations governing the promotion of family education in May 2016, May 2017 and May 2018.
The Regulations on the Promotion of Jiangxi's Family Education define
Leaders of the Women's Federation of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (in South China) from September 2628 conducted a training session, to help mediators, who helped residents mediate family disputes, and cadres of women's federations (at all levels in the region) dedicated to protecting women's legal rights and interests, improve their ability to resolve family disputes. The event was held in the Party School under the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Wu Yanjuan, Vice-president of the Women's Federation of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, summarized the federation's work (related to helping residents mediate family disputes and helping women and children protect their rights and interests) during the past few years. She also outlined the federation's work plan for the next several months.
Representatives of mediators and members of people's mediation committees, in different counties and districts in the region, shared their experiences in helping residents mediate family disputes.
Organizers invited psychologists, scholars (who study laws and legal regulations) and experts in family and marriage to provide lectures, to explain how the trainees could help residents resolve family disputes, and to help women and children protect their legal rights and interests.
Many of the participants said they benefited greatly from the training. They also said what they learned from the lectures will give them greater confidence in their ability to help residents resolve family disputes, and in their ability to provide better services to women and children.
Women's federations, at all levels in the region, during the past few years have worked with other organizations to establish a work mechanism, through which the organizations can cooperate with each other to end domestic violence and help residents resolve family disputes. That, in turn, has promoted social justice and harmony within families.
So far, Guangxi has established more than 27 people's mediation committees and 44 mediation centers to mediate residents' marital and family disputes. This year, the committees and centers have handled more than 4,200 cases involving family disputes.
The federations in recent years have employed lawyers, psychologists and social workers to offer residents legal counseling, to help them improve their ability to protect their rights and interests, and to offer residents advice on how to improve relations with their family members, in part to promote social harmony and stability.