Shen Yueyue (R2) talks with officials of women's federations in Shandong Province. [Women Voice]
Shen Yueyue, vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), recently attended a series of events on studying President Xi Jinping's remarks on reform of mass organizations, to deepen relevant efforts in north China's Shandong Province.
Shen traveled to the cities of Jinan and Zibo in Shandong to communicate with women's federation officials and grassroots members of the public on reform measures and to hear suggestions.
She said she appreciated the efforts made by the women's federations at all levels led by local Party Committees.
Shen also made a special investigation into the implementation of anti-domestic violence laws.
She asked local women's federations at all levels to regard studying the spirits of Xi's keynote speeches as an important political task of the current time and in future.
She said that officials should try to understand the essential nature of thoughts from Xi's remarks and think in unison so as to deepen reform.
Furthermore, she mentioned that more efforts should be made to attract and influence people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and make sound progress by taking practical measures.
Officials can strengthen their ideological consciousness and actions with strong responsibility and initiatives to firmly carry out the federation reform.
To uphold the CPC leadership and stick to the correct political direction, officials need to improve their political stance and attract and influence people, under the leadership of the CPC, and make sound progress by taking practical measures.
Measures should be taken to tackle problems that cause federations to be isolated from people, such as institutionalization.
Officials should keep the thought of development with people at the core by relentlessly connecting and serving women.
The thought of being people-oriented should be reflected in women's federations' work concepts, methods, styles, and associated evaluation standards and foundation-building in an effort to keep close to women.
To attract women from different segments of society to join women's federations, women-related work should be carried out in a flexible manner which is convenient to women.
Grassroots women are encouraged to participate in women's works by giving their advice.
Strengthen and Invigorate the Grassroots
Shen urged attendees to further enlarge the coverage of federations by firmly implementing the transformation of women committees into women's federations.
In addition, she said officials should give priority to women's needs during their work.
She also mentioned the building of Women's Home activity centers as a permanent mechanism for officials to learn more about local grassroots women and provide them with services.
Shen said the online work of the organization should be strengthened so as to safeguard women's rights and interests.
Furthermore, she said that officials should make full use of the Internet to offer their services in a targeted and timely manner.
Officials should support women in attaining more senses of achievement and happiness; uniting and leading them to advance the socialism with Chinese characteristics; and greet the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)