August 21-22 saw some 80 executive committee members from Yunnan Women's Federation (YWF) in provincial capital Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan taking a community-based training course designed to enhance their professional ability.
In May, YWF established the Women Artists' Federation in order to improve the cultural and artistic qualities of women and children, and further popularize arts among the public. In turn, the organization elected 15 female artists to sit on its executive committee and carry out various activities.
Zhang Shu, president of Kunming Women's Federation (KWF), said, "Kunming has established women's organizations and Women's Homes centers in 1,644 communities and 314 non-public economic organizations.
"It has also implemented the rotation system of executive committee members, and insisted on carrying out themed activities at least once a month to fully tap into community resources."
KWF has integrated the work of women's federation into Women's Homes centers, and guided and attracted more females to participate in community works through the help of community resources and social forces."
Amingxian, president of the women's federation of Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, has been strongly inspired by KWF's insistence on building Women's Homes based on comprehensive coverage and star-rated management.
She said Chuxiong Women's Federation will improve its management, duty rotation and service system, to promote the work of the federation among Women's Homes, and further harness the power to unite of women's federations at all levels.
Wu Min, president of the women's federation of Zhaotong city, said she will further strengthen the construction of Women's Homes and parents schools on the basis of consolidating the reform achievements of the women's federations at county, township and village levels.
She will also make full use of the role of the executive committee to train and build a team of family education lecturers, Wu added.
Zhaotong Women's Federation will establish and improve institutional mechanisms, standardize management services, increase supervision, and make every effort to create a good environment for grassroots women's federations.
Wen Minghui, president of the women's federation of Shitoutang Community in the Zhaoyang District of Zhaotong, told reporters that she shall undertake to actively report to the Party committee and government on their job schedule, organize and coordinate relevant departments to integrate resources, and build and share, so that women's federations can better fulfill women grassroots' needs and at the same time become more appealing organizations to the women.
Bai Lan is the township head of Jinuo Mountain Township in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. After participating in the training course, she plans to give more support to women's federations at the township and village levels; build a women's federation in private enterprises and square dance groups; and, step up the building of a dedicated center for women and children.
Nongbu Yangzong, the vice-president of YWF, addressed the executive committee and said that after over a year of reform and innovation, Yunnan has preliminarily established a three-dimensional, networked and multi-faceted women's federation organization system.
This has enabled the grassroots women's federations to become more dynamic, and women from the general population to enjoy more benefits.
During the training period, Party secretary and president of YWF He Hongmei, and Party secretary of China Women's University Li Mingshun, gave talks to the YWF executive committee member participants on how to learn and use the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to promote women's development.
(Source: Cnwomen.com.cn/ Translated and edited by Women of China)