|Yang Baozhen, wife of Chinese ambassador to Gabon, attended the 12th International Women's Festival there on June 16.[fmprc.gov.cn]|
Yang Baozhen, wife of Chinese ambassador to Gabon, attended the 12th International Women's Festival there on June 16.
This year's International Women's Festival is centered around "African Women Entrepreneurs" and organized a series of activities including women's training, self-employment, the display of handmade works and more. Representatives from Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroon, Burkina Faso and other neighboring countries participated.
During the event, Yang and Gabonese politicians exchanged experiences in women's development and training.
Yang also attended the "Women and Family” seminar held by the Gabonese women's organizations and sponsored by the National Aid Center of Economic Affairs in Gabon on June 19.
Yang delivered the keynote speech at the seminar in which she stressed that "family harmony plays an important role in social development" and explained how Chinese women have helped in social development in family, marriage, education, employment and political participation.
She also recalled the legislative process on the prevention against domestic violence, and introduced China's judiciary, police, civil affairs, public health, women's federations and other institutions and organizations' duties and experiences in this area.
Yang's speech was very well received and many audience members and journalists actively asked many questions on this topic.
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