President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Shen Yueyue called on women's federations of all levels at a meeting held in Beijing on December 8, 2014 to take an active role in promoting the rule of law.
"Women's working committees and women's federations should fully understand the significance of 'comprehensively advancing the rule of law' [a framework strategy put forward by the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at its fourth plenary session, in October] and should adopt this effective approach in order to promote women's development and to safeguard women's rights and interests," said Shen.
Representatives from women's working committees and women's federations in attendance agreed that the strengthening of "the rule of law" has provided a major historical opportunity for China to implement state policies on gender equality and the safeguarding of women and children's rights and interests.
Women's working committees and women's federations also pledged that they will seize the opportunity to strengthen their efforts in popularizing legal awareness and education among women of various circles and to help women's groups contribute to humanitarian causes and social development.
Shen recognized the committees' and federations' efforts in promoting women's causes and stressed that they should focus on core socialist values in order to further advance the concept of harmonious families.
Shen also expressed the hope that women's working committees and women's federations, in the spirit of reform and innovation, will evaluate and strengthen their own internal processes in order to improve their productivity and output in accordance with laws and regulations.
Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF Song Xiuyan, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat Meng Xiaosi, and members of the Secretariat Jiao Yang and Tan Lin also attended the meeting.
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