Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) — A national meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture Wednesday to commemorate the 96th anniversary of International Women’s Day.
It was attended by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and others, women in Pyongyang and overseas Korean women staying in the socialist homeland.
Present on invitation were women of foreign embassies and missions of international organizations here.
Pak Sun Hui, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women’s Union, in her report said that international unity and solidarity of the progressive women of the world has grown strong through the struggle to liquidate imperialism and colonialism and achieve national independence and build socialism and great progress has been made in the development of the world’s women movement for nearly one century since the institution of International Women’s Day.
She went on to say:
Upon embarking on the road of revolution, President Kim Il Sung set out the original idea and theory on the women’s issue and movement and successfully embodied them. After the liberation of Korea he founded the Korean Democratic Women’s Union, a mass political organization of the Korean women, and personally worked out and promulgated the Law on Sex Equality.
Under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il the Korean women have grown to be women revolutionaries in the Songun era, performed the heroic feats in the worthwhile struggle to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and made tangible contributions to the prosperity of the country, with arms, hammers, sickles and writing brushes in their hands.
The reporter called upon all the women to put spurs once again to the general march of the Songun revolution to make a new leap forward in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and fully display the heroic stamina as the Korean women in the struggle to usher in a glorious period of efflorescence of Songun Korea.
She appealed to all the women to conduct a dynamic patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity in the idea of “By our nation itself” so as to open a new phase of national reunification and strengthen friendship and solidarity with all the progressive women in the world under the uplifted banner of independence against imperialism and thus actively contribute to building an independent, peaceful and friendly new world.
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