Xinhua News Agency, Urumqi, November 2 Title: Holding up the “Umbrella of Love” – First-line experiences in grassroots communities in Xinjiang
Xinhua News Agency reporters Gao Han and Faye Wong
Ma Li, affectionately called “kid” by some residents, is the party branch secretary and women’s federation chairperson of the Xishan Farm and Ranch Ankang Community of the 12th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. In her notebook, the reporter saw dense records of home visits. “I have the details and address of every resident in need in my head,” she said.
In the conference room of the Ankang Community of Xishan Farm and Ranch, the 12th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Ma Li (left), secretary of the community party branch and chairman of the Women’s Federation, communicates with residents rehearsing a dance (photo taken on October 10).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Faye Wang
“We elderly people are called community cadres and children, but the relationship is far away when called secretary.” Wei Aiqin, a 63-year-old community resident, said that her children all work in other places and turn to the community for help if they have any difficulties. “The community is my second home.” A family.”
Wei Aiqin regularly organizes neighbors to dance in the community. The meeting room on the second floor of the community has been transformed into a dance studio for residents during their free time. Free clothing, drinking water and fruits are provided to dancing residents, and dance teams are organized from time to time to perform outside for exchanges.
It is Ma Li’s responsibility to provide convenience for residents in the area, especially women and children. Residents can often see Ma Li visiting their homes. She said: “After all, there is a gap in communicating with residents through WeChat and phone calls. Only through house visits and face-to-face communication can we understand the real demands of residents.”
Ma Li (left), secretary of the Party branch of Xishan Farm and Ranch Ankang Community and chairman of the Women’s Federation of the 12th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, visits a dessert shop run by residents (photo taken on October 10).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Faye Wang
Ankang Community is located on the outskirts of the city. There are more than 5,000 residents living here, many of whom are elderly and children. Community cadre Li Chunxia said that on weekdays, most residents go out to work and take less care of the elderly and children. In particular, children sometimes have no place to go after school, so the community uses the students’ after-school time to hold “6:30 classes.”
The reporter learned that the class offers calligraphy classes, painting classes, guzheng classes and other interest classes, which are very popular among students. At most, 35 students participated in one interest class. The community provided free colored pens and paper to the students, and part-time painting teachers from the community cadres taught the students. “I got to know a lot of characters in Journey to the West in community classes, and I can imitate their tone of voice. The classes here are very interesting,” said Wang Zi’an, a community resident and fourth-year student.
Ma Li has her own ideas on how to do a good job in working with women and children. She believes that it is necessary to be careful and pay attention to it ideologically. For example, in the process of selecting cadres, the community should include as many staff of different ages as possible, including women. , representatives from multiple fields, including children, which is more conducive to work.
In the process of doing a good job in the work of women and children, Ankang Community actively communicates and coordinates all relevant departments to fully protect the rights and interests of women and children, and maintains smooth communication channels.
In the conference room of the Ankang Community of Xishan Farm and Ranch, the 12th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, Ma Li, secretary of the community party branch and chairperson of the Women’s Federation, tutors children participating in the “6:30 Class” interest class to draw art works (photo taken on October 10 ).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Faye Wang
Ma Li (left), secretary of the Party branch of Xishan Farm and Ranch Ankang Community and chairman of the Women’s Federation of the 12th Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, visits residents’ homes (photo taken on October 10).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Faye Wang
In recent years, the 12th Division where Ankang Community is located has cooperated with relevant departments to carry out investigation, mediation and resolution of marriage and family disputes, effectively resolving more than 400 marriage and family disputes. It has also connected with the procuratorate to create high-quality online legal education courses for children and young people, and formulated the “Ten Laws and Regulations” The Second Division Procuratorate and the Division Women’s Federation have implemented the “Detailed Implementation Rules for Establishing a Joint Protection Working Mechanism for the Rights and Interests of Women and Children”, forming a normalized working mechanism for joint rights protection during gynecological examinations, and effectively protecting the legitimate rights and interests of women and children.
“The gold cup and silver cup are not as good as the reputation of the people, and the gold and silver awards are not as good as the praise of the people.” Ma Li said. In the past three years, Ma Li has helped community workers mediate family disputes and deal with domestic violence more than 70 times by visiting households and receiving visitors. The settlement rate for cases involving the rights of women and children reached 100%. In 2021, Ma Li was named the seventh national advanced individual in safeguarding the rights and interests of women and children.
Over the years, through their own efforts, Ma Li and other grassroots community cadres have provided a solid “love umbrella” for women and children in the area. They have been praised by residents in the area and are affectionately called “mother’s family” by women and children. .
(First trial: Lu Xiaowei Second trial: Jiang Yuqing Third trial: Yu Zhenhua)