The Shanghai Women's Federation (SWF), founded in August 1950, is a women's
organization working for the advancement of women under the leadership of the
Chinese Communist Party. It not only provides a link between the government and
women, but also works as a way of representing and protecting women's rights and
promoting equality between men and women.
The Shanghai Women's Congress, convened every five years, is the superior
authority for the SWF. The 14th Municipal Women's Congress was held in April
2013. A total of 113 new executive members were elected from 827 representatives
by voting. The executive members also elected 17 members to the standing
committee as well as a chairperson and vice-chairpersons.
Currently, Xu Feng is the chairperson of the SWF. Zhu Ming, Li Rong, Weng
Wenlei, Sun Mei'e and Liu Qi are full-time vice-chairpersons. He Huijuan, Yuan
Wen, Zheng Shan and Shi Beiling are pluralistic vice-chairpersons.
The Shanghai Women's Federation has branches across the city's districts,
communities and neighborhoods. In the countryside, its branches extend to
counties, townships and villages. The working committees for women have been
established in public institutions and government departments. The SWF's member
organizations also include the Shanghai Women Employees'Committee trade unions
at various levels; the Shanghai YMWA; the Shanghai March 8 Red Banner
Pacesetters Association; the Shanghai Women's Studies Association; the Shanghai
Family Education Research Association; the Shanghai Marriage and Family Research
Association; and 11 professional women's associations concerning female
engineers, doctors, scientists, judges, prosecutors, entrepreneurs, journalists,
editors, photographers, and senior scientific and technical workers.
Shanghai Women's Federation
Address: No 245, Tianping Road
Phone: 86 (021) 64330001
Fax: 86 (021) 64374544