|Organizers host the opening ceremony of the 13th Jiangsu Provincial Women's Congress in the city of Nanjing, east China, on December 5. [Xuzhou Women's Federation]|
Organizers held the opening ceremony of the 13th Jiangsu Provincial Women's Congress in the city of Nanjing, east China, on December 5.
Lou Qinjian, secretary of the provincial Party committee, attended the event and delivered a speech.
Other leaders included Cai Shumin, member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF); Wu Zhenglong, deputy secretary of the provincial Party committee and governor of Jiangsu; and, Huang Lixin, chairwoman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Jiangsu provincial committee.
Speaking at the event, Lou praised the achievements and contributions made by local women's federations in the development of women's causes and women's work over the past five years.
He explained that the majority of women must hold high the banner of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and consciously integrate personal ideals and family happiness into the historical process of national prosperity and rejuvenation, and the construction of a strong and beautiful Jiangsu.
He said women also need to vigorously and consciously practice the new development concepts, innovate, and display their talents and contributions to rural vitalization and the high-quality development of the province.
It is also necessary for them to carry forward the new style of civilization; inherit the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation; shoulder the important responsibility of respecting the elderly, caring for the young; and, maintaining industrious and thriftiness in family management, Lou said.
He encouraged women to consciously practice core socialist values, remain assiduous in learning and practice, focus on the comprehensive improvement of literacy and morality, live a positive lifestyle and constantly broaden their horizons to accumulate capability.
Lou noted that women's federations at all levels in the province should focus on the overall situation of development; and, make full use of their advantages based on their responsibilities to better contact and serve women. Officials should pay special attention to the vulnerable groups such as impoverished women, so-called "left-behind" women and those with disabilities.
In addition, the Party committees and governments at various levels are urged to resolutely implement the basic State policy of gender equality; strengthen and improve the leadership of women's work; support the women's federations to carry out creative work in accordance with laws and regulations; and, strive to create a good environment for the overall development of women.
Cai extended warm congratulations to local officials on the opening of the congress on behalf of the ACWF.
She said since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, women's federations at all levels in Jiangsu have firmly grasped the fundamental requirements of maintaining and strengthening the political consciousness, becoming more advanced and better representing people from the general population under the leadership of the provincial Party committee.
Cai affirmed that the federations have earnestly served women based on the overall situation, and made new achievements, providing valuable experience for the work and reform of women's federations.
Cai hopes that the women's federations will unswervingly adhere to the leadership of the Party; unite and take Xi Jinping Thought as guidance; pay attention to the unique role of women; and, promote the popularization of core socialist values in the family.
They also need to stick to the basic national policy of gender equality; safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of women and children in accordance with the law; and, firmly carry out organizational reform, Cai required.
Zhang Tong, president of Jiangsu Women's Federation, gave a work report on behalf of the 12th Executive Committee at the opening ceremony.
(Source: Cnwomen.cn/ Translated and edited by Women of China)