Shen Yueyue (2nd, L) talks with the local women. [China Women's News]
Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), recently visited Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in Northwest China.
Shen met with local women residents of various ethnic groups, grassroots women officials and representatives of the families awarded the title of "China's Most Beautiful Families," and learned about their needs and expectations.
Eight women officials from local women's federations delivered speeches at a meeting and Shen highly appreciated the positive results the local women's federations have achieved. Shen stressed that local women's federations should unite all women of various ethnic groups to contribute to social stability and development.
Shen said families were the important foundation for stability and unity as well as the important work of women's federations. Women's federations should strengthen the sense of responsibility and carry out Family Happiness and Well-Being Program and other regular activities, including "Looking for the Most Beautiful Families" and "Ethnic Groups Unite as One Family."
Shen noted that women's federations at all levels were supposed to make great efforts in the two major issues of stability and development.
Specifically, she called for cultivating local women's healthy lifestyles, improving their overall qualities and enriching their lives.
Shen also focused on improving local women and children's livelihoods and sense of happiness through poverty alleviation, protecting women and children's rights and interests and carrying out public-welfare programs such as Mothers' Smile Action (A project helping children with cleft lips receive free operation and treatment), the free screening of cervical and breast cancers and the Spring Bud Project (A project helping dropout girls go back to schools or receive better education).
Women's federations are required to support women to be the builders of beautiful families and to greet the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with excellent work.
Shen (2nd L, Back) attends the meeting in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. [China Women's News]
(Source: China Women's News/ Translated and edited by Women of China)