• About the ACWF

    The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), founded in April 1949, is a people's organization of women of all ethnic groups and from all walks of life in China, united for further emancipation and development. As a people's organization under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), it serves as a bridge linking the Party and the government with women and as an important social pillar of the state power. The ACWF undertakes its fundamental tasks of connecting and serving women, and fulfills its main responsibilities to represent and safeguard women's rights and interests, as well as to promote gender equality and women's all-round development.

    The highest leading body of women's federations is the National Women's Congress (NWC) and the Executive Committee of the ACWF elected by NWC. NWC is convened once every five years. During the 13th NWC, held in Beijing from October 23 to 26, 2023, Shen Yiqin was elected President of the ACWF and Huang Xiaowei was elected Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF.

    Women's federations are set up at the national, local and primary levels, and practice group membership. An organizational system, composed of women's federations at six levels and women's committees or working committees on women of government departments, public institutions or social organizations, and group members of women's federations, has been formed. The six levels are national, provincial (autonomous region/municipality), prefectural city (prefecture), county (county-level city/district), town/township (sub-district) and village (community). Meanwhile, more and more women's organizations have been established in new fields, new business forms, and among new social groups and new employment groups.


    Main Tasks

    1. Organize and lead women to study and implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the lines, principles and policies of the Party, and to unite women with a shared aspiration of socialism with Chinese characteristics. 

    2. Unite and mobilize women to dedicate to reform and opening-up and the socialist economic, political, cultural, social and ecological development, to give full play to women's unique roles in social and family life, and to contribute to building China into a great nation and advancing national rejuvenation. 

    3. Represent women to take part in the management of state and social affairs, economic and cultural undertakings, in democratic consultation, decision-making, management and supervision, in the formulation of relevant laws, regulations, rules and policies, in social governance and public services, and to promote the implementation of laws and policies on the protection of women's rights and interests and the implementation of national programs for women and children's development. 

    4. Safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of women and children, listen to women's opinions and voice their concerns, put forward recommendations to state organs at all levels, request and assist government departments and institutions to conduct investigations on violation of women and children's rights and interests and provide assistance to victims. 

    5. Educate and guide women to cultivate self-esteem, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-improvement, strengthen overall competence and realize all-round development. 

    Advocate Marxist view of women, promote the implementation of the fundamental national policy of gender equality, create an environment of respect and care and in favor of women's all-round development. Publicize and honor outstanding women role models, and nurture and recommend women talents. 

    6. Educate and guide women to practice core socialist values, advocate Chinese family virtues, and lead family members in carrying forward fine traditions, conducting family education in a scientific way, and give play to the important roles of family, family education and family virtues in community-level governance, and promote fine socialist family culture. 

    7. Care about women's work and life, expand access to, innovate means and build facilities of services, advance public welfare undertakings, to expand the team of female volunteers, enhance development of "Women's Homes". Connect and guide women's organizations, work with all sectors of the society, and mobilize the whole society to enhance services for women, children and the family. 

    8. Consolidate and expand the great unity of women of all ethnic groups and from all walks of life. Fully, faithfully and resolutely implement the policy of One Country, Two Systems, strengthen exchanges and cooperation with women and women's organizations in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan, as well as with overseas Chinese women and women's organizations, and pool wisdom and strength for the great cause of national reunification. 

    9. Actively develop friendly exchanges with women and women's organizations around the world, deepen mutual understanding, enhance friendship and cooperation, take an active part in the Belt and Road cooperation, promote the humanity's shared values of peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom, promote the building of a human community with a shared future, and contribute to world peace and common development.