E China's Yiwu Launches Its 1st Virtual Women's Federation

August 29, 2017
By Yao GaigaiEditor: Rong Chen

The first virtual women's federation run by organizers in east China's Zhejiang Province was recently unveiled to the public in the city of Yiwu.

Speaking on August 18 at the opening congress of the organization, official Chen Caijuan said: "Starting from today, I will have two new missions as an official: to be president of the women's federation on cnyw.net (Yiwu's public service portal) and vice-president of the Yiwu online virtual women's federation."

The growing number of female netizens, especially those under 35 who are active Internet users, prompted Yiwu Women's Federation to carry out this novel initiative. 

Distinct from previous online initiatives, the virtual women's federation network will include many new features in terms of organizational frameworks, work mechanisms and service management.

This project enables officials to establish many more connections with women and children in the virtual world, since it is based on BBS.cnyw.net, an online system for local residents to share various kinds of information.

Moreover, cnyw.net will provide regular tech support, maintenance and management.

Specifically, the federation has established five online Women's Home activity centers which respectively serves downtown, eastern, southern, western and northern Yiwu. Online chat groups on the popular instant-messaging app WeChat will feature different themes such as food, tourism and charity.

This novel work mode enables the federation to lead virtual organization in carrying out various activities, commented an official.

The federation urged officials at different levels to perform their job responsibilities online; talk with female netizens over hot social issues; and, invite experts to give advice to women.

Officials can also promote virtual volunteer service; offer suggestions to the Party and government; and promote one-on-one psychological consultations between specialists and women via the virtual platform.

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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