ACWF Issues Latest Rules on Duties of NWC Delegates

January 21, 2019  Editor: Lei Yang

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) recently released a new document for delegates to the National Women's Congress (NWC) to guide them in fully implementing their roles, and advise them on how to better contact and serve female citizens. The 12th NWC, held in 2018, has 1,659 delegates. 

The document explains that the delegates major function is guiding, serving and contacting women from the general population in their own regions.

Delegates are urged to focus on the ideological and political guidance of women, and use their advantages and social resources to provide effective services, especially to those in difficulty. They should keep in close contact with women to learn about their needs and respond to their demands, according to the authors.

The document clarifies the methods and requirements expected from delegates to fulfill their duties from four different aspects. Namely, they should: establish effective contact, conduct investigations, propose suggestions and attend meetings and activities.

The document also indicates that each delegate must have face-to-face contact with at least 10 women and complete one research report or proposal during their tenure.

It states that the ACWF will create the conditions for delegates to perform their functions in terms of training, platform-building, communications and feedback. Delegates are now required to fill in two forms with information about women they contact, to help ACWF and electoral units learn about the situation of locals in each delegates' service region.

Later, the ACWF will continue to inform electoral units about their major work objectives and activities through briefings and news articles released through associated newspapers such as China Women's News and the Women Voice social media platform.

 

(Source: China Women's News / Translated by Women of China)

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