As a part of the research-drive to find
shortages and seek solutions to them, Sun Mei-e, vice chairperson of SWF, visited
Dongjie Village, Yanghang Town in Baoshan District to dig on its women
political involvement matter on March 6.
Sun took part in personally an activity
which intended to make a decision on environmental issue over its village. She
then had a cordial talk with the women citizens at the meeting and listened
carefully to their suggestions over the SWF programs and services available.
While highly speaking of the women
citizen's involvement in the local governance issues, Sun discussed with the
local SWF staff and the participants over the issues as how to carry it
forward, how to overcome difficulties ahead, how to encourage more women
citizens to get involved and how to upgrade women's ability in decision-making.
In her speech, she concluded that based on a yearly
practice, Dongjie Village had perfected its proceedings over the citizen
involved decision-making, which nowadays covered more issues and became an
effective instrument for the township governance. The successful case in Dongjie
Village certainly provided SWF with a new approach for getting more women
citizens in the days to come to take part in the city governance and
self-governance as well. She also confirmed that the decision-making practice
was an excellent linkage for the government to keep in touch with the local
citizens for which, she asked SWF staff to do what they could to keep the
approach open and functioning in the benefit of both government and local women
citizens. Sun called for more practices invented to further enhance SWF
strength in legal right protection and turned SWF into a reliable "parental
home" for local women citizens.