|The Wuhan Branch of China Minsheng Bank has granted micro credit worth U.S. $3.48 million to women in central China's Hubei Province, to help combat poverty. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
President of the Hubei Women's Federation, Peng Limin, recently met with officials from the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Hubei Province in Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province, exchanging in-depth ideas on enhancing mutual cooperation to boost women's employment.
Peng pointed out that although women's federations at all levels across the province are working hard to promote women's employment, the impact will be limited in some fields without coordination and collaboration among different government agencies.
Peng mapped out a series of measures that the two sides will focus on during 2014, including helping talented women make greater contributions to society, commending outstanding grassroots model workers, expanding the micro-loan program for women's entrepreneurship and boosting the employment and self-employment of female university students.
The two sides jointly launched a series of campaigns in a bid to further benefit migrant workers and increase female college students' employment and entrepreneurship.
The two groups involved have pledged to further carry out the small loan program along with other financial policies to provide a favorable environment for female university students and artisans to start their own businesses.
Head of the provincial department of human resources and social security, Zhai Tianshan, spoke highly of Hubei Women's Federation's work in promoting local women's employment, and stressed that they should explore more female talents and ensure gender equality in the workplace.
The two sides extended their wishes to strengthen the cooperation on promoting women's entrepreneurship and facilitating the development of the service sector, so as to enable more women to realize their career dreams.
(Provided by Hubei Women's Federation/Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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