Women's Federation Reform Enhances Grassroots Capabilities in S China

April 19, 2017
By Lin ZhiwenEditor: Rong Chen

The provincial women's federation in south China's Guangdong recently held a work conference to highlight its grassroots reform efforts.

At the event, officials set specific plans and timetables for the implementation of a relevant reform project issued last year.

By the end of the year, the organization will replace women's representative conferences at the village level with women's federations; and, promote the federation's regional construction, according to officials.

So far, a total of 17 prefecture-level cities across the province, including Foshan, Dongguan and Shunde, have launched the initiative.

The changes are being made in parallel with the local government leadership transition, following which officials will attend special training sessions, the reform plan indicates.

City Federation Reform

During the recent replacement term, Dongguan Women's Federation elected a total of 592 grassroots presidents, 1,155 part-time vice-presidents and 4,089 members of its executive committee, covering a range of 32 townships and streets, 592 villages and communities.

Meanwhile, Zhuhai Women's Federation has improved its regional construction by adding officials in local leadership and issuing 15 specific job responsibilities.

The federation also set up a welfare foundation for women and children.

Women's organizations have been established for migrant workers in the Luohu District of Shenzhen and the Huadu District of Guangzhou, according to other innovative reform initiatives.

The southern organization also expects to build a network that both involves grassroots federations and connect the government, companies and NGOs.

Where there are women, there will be women's federations, so more women can join the federation activities, an official commented.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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