BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The 12th National Women's Congress will be held this year in Beijing, the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) announced Tuesday.
Held every five years, the congress is expected to review a work report delivered by the 11th ACWF Executive Committee, deliberate draft amendments to the federation's constitution and elect a new executive committee, according to a statement issued after a meeting of the current executive committee.
While addressing the meeting Monday, ACWF Chairwoman Shen Yueyue called on her fellow members to unite all Chinese women to follow the lead of the Communist Party of China.
At the meeting, the committee also reviewed a report on the reform of the ACWF network, which was launched in the second half of 2016.
Nearly 5.6 million new executive members were recruited at grassroots women organizations by last October, with social media widely used to strengthen the connection, according to the report.