The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held a conference on poverty alleviation in Beijing on March 1.
The conference, presided over by Huang Xiaowei, Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF summarized the achievements made by the ACWF in 2018 and set clear objectives for this year.
Huang emphasized that the ACWF should thoroughly study President Xi Jinping’s remarks on poverty alleviation and earnestly implement the spirit of all the decisions and arrangements on poverty relief made by the CPC Central Committee and State Council.
She called for efforts of the whole federation to promote the precision poverty alleviation and elimination based on the situations of the two designated counties -- Zhangxian and Xihe in Gansu Province.
Huang also underlined the importance of a sense of responsibility and implementation of all tasks while raising general requirements in her address.
The ACWF will select and assign a team of elites to join in the poverty relief work, inspire the villagers’ confidence and improve their knowledge and skills in fighting poverty, she noted.
Attention should be focused on extreme poverty and boosting industrial development, employment, health and consumption to make poverty relief more effective, she said, adding that Party-building should be strengthened in poverty-relief work.
Zhang Dongmei, member of the secretariat of the ACWF, conveyed General Secretary Xi Jinping's important remarks on poverty alleviation and the spirit of the CPC Central Committee's meetings on poverty alleviation.
Wang Chunyan, an official of the State Council's poverty alleviation office, was also present.
In 2018, the ACWF provided financial support and relief supplies worth 14.6 million yuan and helped to raise 7.26 million yuan for the designated counties involved in its poverty alleviation task.
It dispatched 48 officials and staff members, launched 19 bases and factories for poverty relief and offered training to more than 3,000 people, 2,200 of whom benefited measurably.