|The ACWF holds a work promotion conference on women's volunteer services on September 22 in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. [Women Voice]|
"More than 10 million Chinese women volunteers and nearly 350,000 volunteer service teams have played key roles in grassroots communities across the country," said Jiao Yang, vice-president and member of the secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), at a relevant work promotion conference, which was held on September 22, in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province.
According to statistics from Qingdao, the local women's federation has provided more than 60,000 hours of volunteer services for over 50,000 elderly people living alone, the disabled, single mothers, and 'left-behind' children, as well as other vulnerable individuals and families.
Jiao Yang called on all levels of women's federations to make further efforts to enhance the ability of female volunteer services and strengthen project construction, with a view to promoting the cause of volunteer services to become an important carrier to link the federations with all Chinese women.
At the conference, the official also emphasized the importance of enhancing organizational leadership and improving relative service systems. She also expected to integrate women's volunteer services into the work arrangements of native Party committees and governments.
A series of activities, including a training seminar, awards ceremony and on-the-spot investigation were carried out at the two-day conference.
|Jiao Yang (L), vice-president and member of the secretariat of the ACWF, communicates with participants. [Women Voice]|
|The ACWF women volunteers provide caring services for local elderly people. [Women Voice]|
|A female volunteer provides caring services for young students. [Women Voice]|
|Women volunteers organize activities in Wujin Disctrict of Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province. [Women Voice]|
|The Women Volunteers logo. [Women Voice]|
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)
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