The 13th Henan Provincial Women's Congress was held in the city of Zhengzhou on December 24.
Attendees at the event included Wu Haiying, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF); Wang Guosheng, secretary of the Henan Provincial Party Committee; Chen Runer, governor of Henan; and Liu Wei, president of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Wu and Wang made speeches at the conference respectively.
On behalf of the ACWF, Wu congratulated organizers and praised Henan for its progress in women's work over the past five years.
She explained that women's federations at different levels in Henan should study and implement the speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his talk with the new leadership of the ACWF, unswervingly follow the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and unite and guide women under the instruction of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
She said women's organizations should call on women to make achievements in the new era, make full use of women's unique role in implanting core socialist values in family members' mind, and adhere to basic State policy of gender equality.
They should also safeguard women and children's legal rights and interests and advance reform so as to be relevant in the development of local social and economic affairs.
Wang expressed his best wishes for women and staff engaged in women's work and praised the progress made since the previous meeting.
Since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, President Xi has made a series of important speeches and put forward many new thoughts and requirements which offer new instructions to the creative development of women's undertakings and the work of women's federations, he said.
Officials should study and implement Xi's thoughts to promote the women's work of the province to a higher level, he added.
He further underscored the necessity for women to act according to the address delivered by Xi at the conference in celebration of the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up, shoulder the important mission of the times and contribute to the development of Henan.
Wang said women should devote themselves to the reform and development of China and help win the so-called "three tough battles" against major risks, poverty and pollution to make contributions to securing a victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
Wang also called on women to shoulder the significant duty of building family civilization, carry forward social norms, toughen up, pursue their dreams and create a better life.
Wang urged women's federations at different levels to uphold the Party leadership and advance their reform to be women's trustworthy and reliable supporters.
Party committees and governments at all levels should strengthen their leadership related to women's federations and all people in society should show more respect for women and support undertakings to create a more favorable environment for the development of women in all aspects, he stated.
The 12th executive committee of the provincial women's federation delivered a report to the congress. Representatives of people's organization and the people's liberation army stationed in Henan delivered their congratulatory addresses.
A total of 821 people attended the meeting.
(Source: Henan Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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