ACWF President Meets Law Officials, Stresses Protection of Women's Rights

December 28, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue
Shen Yueyue, president of the All-China Women's Federation delivers a speech at the gathering. [Women Voice]


Shen Yueyue, President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), conducted a symposium in the Supreme People's Court (SPC) and the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on December 21 to stress the implementation of the spirit of President Xi Jinping's remarks and better protection of women's rights and interests.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core has paid close attention to women's causes and women's work, said Shen.

Xi has given several instructions on the protection of women's legal interests and promotion of their comprehensive development, Shen remarked.

Recently, Xi met the new leadership of the ACWF following the closing ceremony of the 12th National Women's Congress (NWC) and gave an important speech which provided a direction to the work of women's development in the new era.

The SPC and the SPP have supported the development of women's causes, faithfully perform their duties entrusted by the Constitution; and, have devoted efforts to implementing the basic state policy of gender equality, Shen explained.

Shen said the ACWF hopes to enhance communication and cooperation with the two departments and study the key problems during the protection of women and children's rights and interests so as to solve such issues.

Women's special interests and potential impacts should be taken into full consideration in the formulation of judicial documents and both sides should jointly promote the establishment of a gender equality assessment mechanism, said she.

Both sides should promote the improvement of the legal system on the protection of women's rights and interests and should enhance cooperation in promoting the reform of family matters judging system and improving the multi-factor dispute resolution mechanism so as to effectively prevent and solve family disputes, she added.

Shen also emphasized that several key problems such as sexual discrimination in employment, infringements against rural women's land rights, domestic violence should be taken seriously. And the two justice departments should strengthen punishment and prevention of crimes against women and children to make women feel happy and safe.

Zhou Qiang, president and secretary of the Leading Party Group of the SPC, and Zhang Jun, procurator-general and secretary of the Leading Party Group of the SPP, attended the event and delivered speeches, respectively.

Zhou said Xi's important speech provided a right direction for people's courts to make full use of their functions and earnestly safeguard women and children's legal rights and interests.

He said people's courts at various levels should firmly follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and contribute efforts to building a sound judicial environment for the overall development of women and children.

Zhang said procuratorial organizations should also follow Xi Jinping Thought; highlight the protection of women and children's interests; adhere to the win-win conception; promote the improvement of relevant social governance system and capability; and, help further economic and social development.

Other participants at the gathering included Huang Xiaowei, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF; Tan Lin, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the ACWF; and, Jiang Bixin, vice-president of the SPC.


Participants at the meeting [Women Voice]


(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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