Shen Yueyue, President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) stressed that women's federations at all levels should put people and people's lives first, follow the arrangements of the local Party committees and governments and mobilize women to join the flood control and disaster relief work. Women's federations were urged to shoulder responsibilities, actively perform duties in resettlement of disaster-affected people, logistics support, providing psychological counseling for disaster-affected women, children and families, making contributions to the protection of people's lives and property.
On July 14, the ACWF also made arrangements for the work of women's federations in Chongqing Municipality and Jiangxi, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces that were severely affected by the floods, urging them to take an active role in flood control and relief work under the leadership of the local Party committees and governments, continue to guide, serve and contact women, make utmost efforts in ensuring safety of people's lives and property, assisting flood-affected residents, and preventing people from falling into or back into poverty because of disasters.
The ACWF requires to give full play to the role of the women's federations at grassroots level, guiding cadres and members of the executive committees of the grassroots federations, recipients of the title of the March 8th Red-banner Holder, women volunteers and the most beautiful families to play unique roles and contribute their strength in flood control and relief work.
The women's federations should assist women and children affected by the disasters and report their needs to the local Party committees and governments in a timely manner, and coordinate the
emergency supplies for women and children in disaster-hit areas. More attention should be given to poverty-stricken areas affected by disasters and officials of the women's federations should learn about the situation of impoverished women and children and provide assistance to them.
Women's federations should also play a role in coordinating assistance for disaster-affected women and children, and mobilizing enterprises, individuals and their group members to raise funds and materials for the people in the affected areas.
In addition, efforts should be made to the post-disaster reconstruction and resumption of life and production according to the arrangements.
(Women of China)
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