The 12th Jiangxi Women's Congress opened in Nanchang, capital of east China's Jiangxi Province on July 10.
Governor of Jiangxi Liu Qi, also secretary of Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.
He praised the achievements of women's federations in Jiangxi and urged them to contribute more to women's causes in the future.
He pointed that women should further study and implement the spirit of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China; and, carry out the important requirements of President Xi Jinping on the work to be done in the province.
Liu said that women should maintain the spirit of "self-esteem, self-confidence, self-improvement and self-reliance", contribute efforts and show their beauty.
Women should try their best to become learning, knowledge, and innovation-oriented women, and make greater contributions to the building of a prosperous, beautiful and modern Jiangxi, added Liu.
In addition, Liu put forward three requirements in his speech.
First, he stressed that party committees at all levels should strengthen and improve their guidance on local women's federations' work; support relevant organizations to carry out their work creatively while following the law and regulations; and, help them solve the existing problems.
Second, officials should pay attention to the team building of women's federation staff and officials; conscientiously implement the spirit of relevant central conferences; and, vigorously select and cultivate women officials.
Third, governments at all levels should implement the basic State policy of gender equality in various fields of economic and social development and fully implement the provincial development program for women.
Officials should ensure that women exercise their rights on an equal footing in accordance with the law; equally participate in economic and social development; enjoy equal achievements in terms of reform and development; and, ensure women have access to balanced social development.
Zhang Xiaolan, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, congratulated the congress on behalf of the organization and put forward four requirements.
First, officials should further study and implement the spirit of President Xi Jinping's Thought and lead women to follow the Party.
Second, officials should organize and encourage more women to actively engage in the practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and devote efforts to building a prosperous, beautiful and modern Jiangxi.
Third, people should carry out the constitutional principle and the basic State policy of gender equality to ensure women will always have a strong sense of fulfillment, happiness, and security.
Furthermore, officials should unswervingly promote the reform of women's federations and urge federations to strengthen their political consciousness, become more advanced, and better represent the people.
Wang Qing, president of Jiangxi Women's Federation, delivered a work report at the event on behalf of the organization's 11th Executive Committee.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)