Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan talked with female cadres who were taking part in the second-term study program on 'enhancing women's leadership with scientific development,' held in the Chinese Academy of Governance in Beijing on the afternoon of September 9.
All the cadres are at the bureau-director level from different provinces in China. The talk was held to enhance the female cadres' understanding on Chinese women's work and the work of women's federations.
Song first spoke about the law on women's rights and benefits, the national development program for promoting women's development, and the basic national policy on gender equality. In addition, Song also spoke about the work of the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council and the work of the ACWF.
Song's introduction helped enhance the female cadres' understanding on women's work. Yu Bin, vice-mayor of Yibin City in southwest China's Sichuan Province said Song's introduction on women's work was both theoretical and practical and helped her greatly in understanding women's work in China.
How to enhance women's leadership is an important topic in modern China. Wei Jiang, vice-secretary of the Party Committee of the Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals said that women cadres' development is inseparable from the Party organization's cultivation. She suggested relevant institutions should conduct more research on how to develop a good mechanism for pushing forward the growth of women cadres and on making better use of female cadres' talents.
Song noted that on the one hand, the Party's cultivation is very important as it provides a good opportunity for women cadres to develop their talents and their leadership qualities. On this issue, Song also added that women's federations will make efforts in helping with the implementation of the national policy on gender equality so as to provide women cadres more equal opportunities. On the other hand, Song noted women cadres themselves should bear a strong sense of responsibility in the great course of realizing the 'Chinese Dream' and work harder with high standards set by themselves.
Song and the women cadres also communicated on how to promote the implementation of the national policy on gender equality. Song said that since the national policy on gender equality was put into force in China in 1995, women's development has made great progress in the intervening 20 years.
However, Song also noted that there is still a long way to go in achieving equality between men and women. She hoped that the women cadres can enhance their sense of social gender and develop their capability of analyzing and solving problems in their future work.
(Source: china-woman.com/ Translated and edited by Women of China)