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South China's Shenzhen Holds Conference to Discuss Gender Equality Assessment Mechanism
Uploaded Time: 2017-03-17

An evaluation meeting on the improvement of assessment work related to regulations and policies on gender equality was held in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on March 9.

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Shenzhen Gender Equality Assessment Commission, the conference aimed to further unite unit members and society forces to promote the development of the evaluation mechanism, the comprehensive implementation of gender mainstreaming and the basic state policy of gender equality across the country.

Luo Li, executive deputy-director of the Standing Committee of Shenzhen People's Congress, fully affirmed the work of the local assessment commission in 2016, while emphasizing the importance of gender equality evaluation work.

Luo, who also serves as director of the Shenzhen Gender Equality Assessment Commission, pointed out the importance of promoting gender equality in society and families. She asked the commission to strengthen their capacity building; while requiring unit members to further strengthen the main responsibility of gender equality assessment so as to better deal with problems related to women's development and gender equality.

Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court and Shenzhen Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security shared their work experiences at the conference. They also issued letters of appointment to assessment experts of gender equality.

Ma Hong, president of Shenzhen Women's Federation and vice-director of the assessment commission, summarized the work of the commission in 2016 and also made work arrangements for 2017.

Cai Qiaoyu, vice-president of Shenzhen Women's Federation, announced a special Research Report on the Gender Equality Assessment of the 'Two-Child' Policy.

The organizer invited a total of 60 participants from the Standing Committee of Shenzhen People's Congress, local Legislative Affairs Office and 13 other unit members. Assessment specialists and chiefs of local women's federations also attended the event.

(Source: Chinadevelopment.com.cn / Translated and edited by Gender Study Network)