Federation in NE China City Successfully Reforms at Grassroots Level

July 9, 2018  Editor: Qiao Ziyu

Yang Xiaolin, president of Fushun women's federation, in northeast China's Liaoning Province, recently spoke to reporters to discuss how the federation has solved many different problems of grassroots women's federations, including lack of resources, finance, and staff, over the past few years.

Wu Zhenhua, president of the women's federation of the Leifeng Community of Fushun, said: "We only had one president in the community women's federation, which wasn't enough to support our work."

"Now, more than 20 officials work together for the development of the community women's federation, including one president, two vice-presidents, and 15 executive committee members."

The municipal women's federation sought breakthroughs in organizational methods to solve problems existing in women's organizations of the community, including a lack of resources and personnel.

The first method was to attract capable officials. In July 2014, a total of 72 community women's federations were elected as leading figures to strengthen the workforce, including the Leifeng Community.

By the end of 2016, the number of personnel increased from 1,056 to 15,522 in the women's organizations at different levels, which also solved the problem of a shortage of authorized staff.

Meanwhile, the municipal federation also positively cooperated with Party committees at different levels to ensure better treatment of officials in women's organizations.

The third method was to cultivate responsible officials, as most of the women officials at the grassroots level were part-time workers.

So, the federation held relevant training courses to improve the professional abilities of these women officials and executive committee members in women's organizations.
Meanwhile, a women's publicity team was also established to convey relevant information for women's work through interactive methods.
At the end of 2015, Women's Home activity centers were set up in all villages and townships, which also gradually developed among families, and into full coverage across communities.

A total of 3,164 women's teams and women's committees were also established to cover different fields, such as government departments, public institutions, and business circles.

Meanwhile, the federation also integrated resources from the Party, the government, and women's organizations to organize a series of relevant activities to attract more children and women to positively take part.

Furthermore, a stars-rating system was also launched to encourage women's organizations at the grassroots levels to better manage the Women's Homes, whilst long-term mechanisms were also used to encourage executive committee members to positively take responsibility.

(Source: clady.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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