Chinese federation holds Women's Day gathering

Source:Xinhua Published: 2015-3-6 17:56:31

The All-China Women's Federation held a gathering attended by female domestic workers and foreign diplomats in Beijing on Friday ahead of International Women's Day.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to the protection of women's rights, said Shen Yueyue, president of the federation, when delivering a speech.

Shen, who is also vice chair of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, said she hoped women would work hard to help realize the "Chinese dream" of national rejuvenation.

Shen also urged women worldwide to work together in promoting gender equality and world peace and development.

More than 1,000 people were present at the event, held in the Great Hall of the People. International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8.

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