|Shen Yueyue, vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress and president of the All-China Women's Federation [Women Voice]|
Shen Yueyue, president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), urged officials from Hebei Women's Federation in north China to do better in encouraging others to achieve their dreams and safeguard women's legal rights and interests, during her recent inspection tour.
Shen, who also serves as vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), held a symposium attended by officials from provincial government departments and women's federations at various levels in Hebei on June 14.
The ACWF president encouraged officials to learn and implement President Xi Jinping's remarks and general spirit on mass organizations, to shoulder their political responsibilities for serving families, especially women and children, encouraging women to reap the benefits of activities carried out by women's federations.
During the symposium, Shen listened to attendees' discussions and opinions on current situations in Hebei, including women's innovation and entrepreneurship; poverty-alleviation campaigns; constructions of beautiful residential gardens; and, mutual assistance team, and talked to them about matters in detail.
The senior official expressed her approval for women' activities launched by the relevant government departments and Hebei Women's Federation for improvements in serving women and protecting their legal rights and interests and showed her concern to three part-time chief officials who have been working for three months in the women's federation.
Moreover, Shen stressed that local offices of working committees on children and women should further play to their advantages to promote the enforcement of a strategic blueprint of the "Four Comprehensives" – namely, a moderately prosperous society, reform, rule of law and Party discipline – put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Women's federations at various levels should make full and better use of the guaranteed micro-loan policies and online e-commerce platforms for women, along with proper instructions supported by the government and grassroots women's federations, to help the accumulation of wealth among women in poverty-stricken areas and achieve their dreams, Shen urged.
Meanwhile, a good opportunity provided by the Integrated Development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei will further promote the cultivation of the most advantageous industries with local features, such as women's handicraft products, domestic services and online businesses, with the aim of various methods encouraging women employment, Shen pointed out.
Not least, Shen stressed the significance of building family traditions with integrity and good virtue and put forward specific requirements on fostering Core Socialist Values and anti-graft construction among families, with an expanded influence of ACWF's Looking for the Most Beautiful Family campaign among more ordinary families, in a bid to cultivate good traditions.
During the symposium, attendees included Zhao Yong, deputy director of the provincial People's Congress; and, officials from Hebei Women's Federation.
|Shen Yueyue attends a symposium during her inspection tour in Hebei. [Women Voice]|
|A map of the Integrated Development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei [Women Voice]|
|Women work at one workshop with local features. [Women Voice]|
|Women develop skills on handicraft products in Hebei. [Women Voice]|
|Women read brochures on protecting legal rights and interests. [Women Voice]|
(Source: Women Voice /Translated and edited by Women of China)