All-China Women's Federation

Address Address: 15 Jianguomennei Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
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The All-China Women's Federation  is an organization of women established in China in March 1949. It became known as such in 1957 and had previously been called the All-China Democratic Women's Foundation. It was constructed as a mass organization supported by the Communist Party of China, and based on Marxist theory. The basic functions of the federation are to represent and safeguard the rights and interests of women and promote equality between men and women.


In late 1995 the Women's Federation began to refer to itself as a non-governmental organization (NGO). It is now commonly referred to as the largest women's NGO in the People's Republic of China and has become one of the major vehicles for the development of feminism in mainland China.


Goals and Missions 


1. To unite and mobilize women to take part in China's reform, opening-up and socialist modernization programs and to promote scientific development and social harmony.


 2. To further advocate among women the spirits of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-improvement, and help enhance women's overall competence and development. To promote the implementation of the basic State policy of equality between women and men.


3. To take part in the management of State and social affairs on behalf of women. To participate in the formulation of laws, regulations and policies concerning women and children. To promote the implementation of national programs for the development of women and children. 


4. To safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of women and children through, inter alia, putting forward suggestions and recommendations to the relevant government departments at all levels, pushing and assisting relevant authorities to investigate and deal with violations of rights and interests of women and children, and providing assistance to the victims. 


5. To serve women and children in close cooperation with all sectors of the society; to mobilize and coordinate all social forces to develop supportive services for women and children.


6. To consolidate and enhance solidarity of women of all ethnic groups in all walks of life. To strengthen ties with women and women's organizations in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Taiwan, and with overseas Chinese women and women's groups, and to promote the peaceful reunification of the motherland. 


To actively develop friendly exchanges with women and women's organizations around the world with a view to strengthening mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation, and making contributions to world peace.