Event Held to Celebrate Int'l Women's Day in East China

March 11, 2014
By Chen YeEditor: Cindy Yang
Event Held to Celebrate Int'l Women's Day in East China
President of Zhejiang Women's Federation Lao Hongwu gives a speech at the activity to celebrate International Women's Day on March 4, 2014 in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province. [Zhejiang Women's Federation/Chen Ye]
More than 200 people attended an activity, held by Zhejiang Women’s Federation and Zhejiang Radio & TV Group, to celebrate International Women's Day on March 4, 2014 in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The event aims to show the achievements of women's federations in the development of rural areas, and help women manage flood control systems in Zhejiang Province.

Six National March 8 Red-Banner Pacesetter Collectives, nine National March-8 Red-Banner Pacesetters, the Zhejiang Provincial 'Women Making Achievements Pacesetters' as well as the Zhejiang Provincial Top 10 Army Wives were honored at the activity.

At the event, women's federations and local women's roles in rural and environmental construction, increasing income and civilization construction were shown through videos.

The rural women also performed at the event to express their vision of the future, their indomitable spirits and colorful lives.

The 'National March 8 Red-Banner Pacesetters and Collectives' awards were launched by the All-China Women's Federation in 1960. The awards recognize exemplary workers or collectives who have made extraordinary achievements in their work. The award winners come from all walks of life, and include female athletes who have won major events, women who have fought for their rights or the rights of others, as well as outstanding workers. The awards are aimed at motivating women to actively participate in social and economic development.

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