SHEN YUEYUE: WOMAN LEADER FROM CHINA
The modern world imposes huge responsibility for public tasks on women. They become members of leading political parties, run public organisations, and support authorities. Shen Yueyue is a Chinese politician who currently is President of the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) and Vice-Chairperson of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
Such a strong, self-confident, and purposeful woman for a long time used to work as a clerk at a local food store combining that with studying at Ningbo Normal College and majoring in mathematics. Then she started teaching and was a Deputy Secretary of Communist Youth League Committee of the school.
Later Ms. Yueyue found herself in politics and understood that was her calling. She became a Vice Secretary of CYL Zhejiang Committee and then was promoted to Secretary. She served as a Secretary of CPC Shaoxing Committee as well. Thanks to her hard work, good organisation, and ability to find useful contacts, Shen Yueyue managed to earn a serious status in politics.
Since November 2002, she has served as Vice Director of Central Organization Department of CPC and then worked as a First Deputy Head of a department responsible for personnel appointment. Her influence on political leadership was very strong. Ms. Yueyue supervised certification and appointment of province secretaries.
Today Shen Yueyue is the Vice-Chairpeson of the National People's Congress. She was an alternate member of 15th and 16th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China and was a full member of 17th and 18th ones.
The politician is non-indifferent to women’s status in the country. She has been the President of the All-China Women's Federation since 2013. This organisation serves as a bridge between Chinese women and the government. The Federation was established with the support from the Chinese Communist Party in order to unite women and encourage their participation in social and economic life of society, to achieve gender equality, and to protect women’s interests.
The Federation considers not only domestic issues. It actively supports women’s organisations in other countries as well. Thus, in 2013, members of a Chinese delegation concluded agreement with representatives of Laos on providing the two countries with opportunities for learning languages. The All-China Women's Federation donated 300 thousand RMB to an education centre in Laos in order to introduce a language training programme for working women. This March, Ms. Yueyue organised donations from China to Cambodia. Ms. Ing Kantha Phavi, Women’s Affairs Minister of Cambodia, personally thanked her: “I strongly hope that the Chinese government will continue to support us, as the cooperation will strengthen the solidarity between Cambodia and China.”
Marina Kachkalova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov