Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation, attends a symposium with representatives of the women's federations at all levels in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on September 1. [Chongqing Women's Federation]
Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), attended a symposium with representatives of the women's federations at all levels in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on September 1, to study and discuss how to implement the spirit of the third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" and serve the overall interests and women in a better way.
Shen stressed that the women's federation at all levels should put people first, care for women, shoulder responsibilities and unite together to contribute to achieving the two centenary goals.
At the symposium, representatives of presidents and executive members of the committees of the women's federations at all levels in Chongqing, as well as presidents of the online women's federations and heads of women's micro homes, talked about how to deepen the reform of the women's federations, give full play to the role of the executive members of the women's federations' committees at grassroots level, stimulate the vitality of the grassroots women's federations and implement the work of family and family education and traditions.
Shen exchanged views with the attendees and appreciated the role of the women in Chongqing in coordinating regular epidemic containment and economic and social development, as well as participating in flood control and relief work.
Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation, speaks at a symposium with representatives from the women's federations at all levels in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on September 1. [Chongqing Women's Federation]
Shen stressed that uniting, relying on, serving women is the original mission and responsibility of women's federations. She called for consistent efforts in consolidating the achievements made in poverty alleviation, to ensure that no woman is left behind while building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
More efforts should be made to lift women out of poverty by promoting woman-dominated industries such as handmade weaving, rural e-commerce, housekeeping services and agritainment. Also, timely assistance should be provided to women who fall into — or fall back into — poverty because of diseases and natural disasters.
Shen urged the women's federations to motivate women, children and families to promote garbage sorting and stop food waste, to foster a social environment where thriftiness is commended.
The women's federations should facilitate entrepreneurship and employment, help women's enterprises solve their problems, make consistent efforts to help women's micro, small and medium-sized enterprises survive and thrive, assist needy women in urban areas to have steady jobs and incomes, and support women college students to start businesses or get jobs via diversified channels.
Shen also called for advancing rights protection measures and cracking down on illegal and criminal acts against women and children, in a bid to protect the legitimate rights and interests of women and children in accordance with the law.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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