All-China Women's Federation
The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) is a women's rights organization established in China in March 1949. It was originally called the All-China Democratic Women's Foundation. In 1957 it was renamed the All-China Women's Federation.
ACWF was created as an organization open to all and was supported by the Communist Party of China. It espoused Marxism. The general aims of the federation are to represent and safeguard the rights and interests of women and promote gender equality. The ACWF assists poor women and has trained more than 1,300 members to offer assistance to help women overcome poverty.
In 2000, ACWF developed jobs for one million unemployed women by creating small economic (for profit) entities in which women can work as family service aides or in women's service groups. The organization also helps China's "leftover" women. These are women who remain unmarried after the age of 27. ACWF offers them alternatives such as the opportunity to pursue an education. In late 1995, ACWF began to refer to itself as an non-governmental organization.
- Chinese women in space
- Women's healthcare in China
- Government-operated non-governmental organization (GONGO)
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- All-China Women's Federation. Monday the 18th of March, 2013.Web.March 18, 2013. "Marking the 10th Anniversary of China's Implementation of the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Women."
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