ACWF Makes Progress in All-around Reform Since 18th National Congress

November 30, 2018
Editor: Xie Wen
ACWF Makes Progress in All-around Reform Since 18th National Congress
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng attend the opening of the 12th National Women's Congress (NWC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 30, 2018. [Xinhua]


The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) has thoroughly implemented multiple actions in accordance with requirements made by President Xi Jinping since 2013, and achieved significant results, according to officials.

To follow the strong leadership of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) with Comrade Xi at the core, and the scientific guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, women's federations at all levels have kept pace with the times and taken the initiative to act in building a new future for women's causes.  

Since the 11th National Women's Congress, ACWF has thoroughly implemented the spirit of a series of important speeches made by Xi; led women from the general population to rally around the Party Central Committee; and, strengthen women's ideological and political work.

To this end, ACWF has been carrying out communications activities and a series of online events to better disseminate theoretical principles and policies to the public. Over 363 million people have participated in such events, said officials.

Since the convening of the 19th CPC National Congress, ACWF has urged women's federations at all levels to deeply study and implement the spirit of the Congress and take it as the primary political task in the current and future period. 

Therefore, officials have constantly carried out communications campaigns to publicize the spirit of the Congress, which has further strengthened women's political, ideological and emotional identity of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

In the past five years, ACWF has also actively promoted in-depth and pragmatic exchanges with women in south China's Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

It has vigorously put effort into exchanges of branded activities with women in Taiwan, and have made positive contributions to promoting the peaceful development of cross-strait relations.

Women's federations at all levels have also dynamically promoted the simultaneous development of women and economic society.

The ACWF also launched poverty alleviation campaign to promote urban and rural women's entrepreneurship and employment, aiming to lift impoverished women out of poverty and help them increase their incomes.

The ACWF also encourages officials to participate in decision-making management and the promotion of federations, such as by increasing the proportion of deputies to the National People's Congress and members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; promoting the training and selection of female officials; and, propelling rural women's participation in village Party branch and village committees.

The ACWF has also attached great importance to the protection and maintenance of women's rights and interests and promoted the formulation of anti-domestic violence laws; strengthened the legislation of criminal law to enhance the protection of women and children's rights and interests and helped protect rural women's land rights.

Moreover, the ACWF also established an interview mechanism to promote women's fair employment, promote the solving of problems of judicial protection of joint debts for husband and wives, and the establishment of gender equality assessment mechanisms for laws and regulations to better protect women.

As for women's health, the ACWF has been providing free inspections of the so-called "two-cancers" for over 50 million women, as well as related health insurance for over three million women. 

They also set up public welfare projects such as Health Express for Mothers, Post-Abortion Care, and Women's Heart and Mental Health to form a chain of female healthcare initiatives.

In addition, the ACWF has been attaching importance to women's education. In the past five years, the public welfare program Spring Buds Program has funded millions of underprivileged girls to continue their studies.

Moreover, the ACWF pays attention to the unique role of women in promoting the virtues of the Chinese nation and establishing good family traditions. Thus, they have actively carried out activities on family civilization in an extensive and in-depth manner, coordinating social resources to support such development to support to form a positive atmosphere in the society.

A total of 359,000 urban and rural community parenting school and family education guidance service stations have been established, as well as 17,015 online parenting schools, training over 188 million parents. 

ACWF also backed legislation on promoting the innovation and development of family education, and introduced relevant regulations in multiple places.

In 2016, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee issued the Reform Plan of the ACWF and proposed reform measures from seven aspects to make thorough changes to the organization.

Since then, officials from leading groups of women's federations have been further strengthened by breaking down the barriers of age, education, and identity, absorbing more outstanding women from the grassroots and various fields into the women's federations.

Women's federations have been built to learn more about women's demands at grassroots levels and provide targeted service for them. Women Voice app and various social network platforms have been utilized to form an Internet plus work pattern in recent years.

Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, Chinese women's causes will definitely enjoy a better future. 

(Source: Translated and edited by Women of China)