Women's Federations in Action (February 28–March 5)

March 6, 2015重庆市,湖南省,香港特区,内蒙古省,山西省,广西省
By Ran Lei, Huang Yun, Lin Huifang, Gao Yu, Huang Zhenyi, Jiang LifangEditor: Hewater

Guangxi Volunteers Follow Samaritan Lei Feng's Exemplary Deeds on Memorial Day

Female experts and volunteers from the Guangxi Marriage and Family Research Committee, the Guangxi Family Education Institute, the Guangxi Greenshade Hotline and the

At the event, attendees talk with local residents about how to secure women's legal rights and ensure their health, maintain a harmonious marriage and undertake sound family education in daily life. [Guangxi Women's Federation/Huang Zhenyi]

Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine came together to familiarize local residents with knowledge in relation to legal regulations on women's rights, their physical health, domestic education and other issues, and to provide them with free medical check-ups, during an event held on March 5, 2015 at the Provence Community in Nanning, capital city of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Jointly launched by the Publicity Department of the Guangxi Autonomous Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Guangxi Department of Education, the Guangxi Women's Federation and other governmental bodies, the event aimed to mark the arrival of the annual memorial day for Lei Feng — a past soldier and a Chinese symbol for altruism and moral fiber — that same day and to inspire more people to embody his exemplary stories and actions in their own daily lives.

At the event, attendees lectured local dwellers about how to secure women's legal rights and ensure their health, maintain a harmonious marriage and undertake sound family education in daily life. They also held free medical examinations for local underprivileged women and paid direct visits to the homes and families of senior residents, bringing gifts for them.

Guangxi Women's Federation Vice President Wu Yanjuan attended the event.

As a soldier of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, Lei was known for his selflessness, modesty and loyalty to the cause of the Communist Party of China (CPC) during his life. Since his death in 1962, he has been recognized as one of the national models for his outstanding life stories. Every year, March 5 is celebrated as a memorial for his life, his achievements, and for what he symbolizes to China.

(Provided by the Guangxi Women's Federation/Huang Zhenyi)


Shanxi Holds Women-Oriented Recruitment Fair

Shanxi Women's Federation President Wang Weiqing (L2) talks with job applicants at the fair. [Shanxi Women's Federation /Jiang Lifang]

A recruitment fair was jointly held by the Shanxi Women's Federation and the Employment Service Bureau of Shanxi Province at the bureau's headquarters in Taiyuan, capital city of north China's Shanxi Province, on March 4, 2015 to help female college graduates and other underprivileged women to find jobs.

Nearly 70 local enterprises attended the fair and brought with them more than 2,000 employment opportunities for job applicants attending the event. The majority of vacancies fell into the categories of editor, tour guide, designer and accountant positions. Meanwhile, the fair was attended by 1,200 job seekers, of whom 342 reached initial employment agreements with participating companies.

In a meeting with several unsuccessful job hunters at the event, Shanxi Women's Federation President Wang Weiqing encouraged them to have a positive attitude towards current employment circumstances and to strive hard to start up their own business entities, which in turn create more working opportunities for their fellow women.

She told them that the federation would organize for more businesswomen representatives to visit colleges and lecture female college students about how to hone their competencies and acquire the skills needed in future employment, adding that more rounds of vocational training and favorable policies were expected to be introduced to further boost women's success in the employment market this year.

On the sidelines of the fair, job applicants were also provided with access to professional guidance, in the forms of assistance in building an online profile, career planning and training.

(Provided by the Shanxi Women's Federation /Jiang Lifang)


Shanxi Holds Convention to Welcome International Women's Day

A conference was held in Taiyuan, capital city of north China's Shanxi Province, on March 5, 2015 to celebrate the arrival of 105th anniversary of International Women's Day, on March 8.

Local representative individuals and organizations are presented with the "March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters" award at a conference held in Taiyuan, capital city of north China's Shanxi Province, on March 5, 2015 to celebrate the arrival of 105th anniversary of International Women's Day, on March 8. [Shanxi Women's Federation /Yao Chenguang, Wupeng, Yuan Deshan]

At the meeting, in light of the worldwide day of celebration, Zhang Jianxin — deputy governor of the Shanxi Provincial People's Government and director of the Shanxi Provincial Working Committee on Children and Women — extended her best wishes to all women as well as to representative organizations and individuals conducive to the promotion of women's affairs, from all walks of life across the whole province, and highly praised their consistent efforts in local social and economic growth over past several decades.

“Local women are expected to make further contributions to the goal of promoting economic and social reform, to achieving economic prosperity and improving people's quality of life, and to the construction of a harmonious society and family, with an emphasis on the “rule of law” principle put forward at the 4th Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in October 2014,” said Zhang at the conference.

Meanwhile, local governmental bodies were called on to closely implement the Opinion on Strengthening and Improving the Work of Mass Organizations of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which was released by the CPC Central Committee in early February 2015, and to extend their full support to the initiatives of women's federations and the promotion of national policy on gender equality and women's affairs in their daily work.

For her part, Shanxi Women's Federation President Wang Weiqing introduced that the past several years have witnessed glorious achievements made by local women's federations under the leadership of local CPC committees and governments, and pledged that the federations would further boost their competence in the conducting of women's affairs and help more women integrate their personal actions into the realization of national rejuvenation and the building of a wholly well-off society.

On the convention's sidelines, local representative individuals and organizations were presented with the "March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters" award, which is a highly prestigious honor bestowed by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) or local women's federations upon outstanding women for their excellent work.

Those in attendance at the conference included Huang Xiaowei, a member of the Standing Committee of the Shanxi CPC Provincial Committee and secretary of the Shanxi CPC Provincial Committee for Discipline Inspection; Tian Xirong, vice director of the Shanxi Provincial People's Congress and president of the Shanxi All-Federation of Trade Unions; Zhu Xianqi, vice chairperson of the Shanxi Provincial People's Political Consultative Conference; and other local officials.

(Provided by the Shanxi Women's Federation /Jiang Lifang)

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