2011 Asian and African Women's Conference in Seoul

October 8, 2011
Editor: Wang Yuxia

Yesterday saw the opening of the 2011 Asian and African Women's Conference at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea. Chen Zhili, vice-chairperson of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), was one of the representatives of 12 Asian and African countries and regions at the conference. Participants also included spokespersons from UN agencies and women student representatives, including from China Women's University.

Representatives from Asian and African countries and regions and UN agencies pose for a group photo. [ACWF's International Liaison Department]

Representatives from Asian and African countries and regions and UN agencies pose for a group photo. [ACWF's International Liaison Department]

Chen outlined at the conference, themed "Empowering Asian and African Women through Education," China's progress and development in education since the founding of New China, especially after the opening-up policy.

China has established the biggest education system in the world, fully realized nine-year free compulsory education and popularized higher education, thus protecting millions of Chinese people's rights to education and empowering women in all social sectors, Chen said.

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