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Women Play Great Role in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- The women of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are a reliable force which rolls one of the two wheels of revolution. On the occasion of the March 8 International Women's Day, Pak Sun Hui, chairperson of the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's Union, said in an interview with KCNA:
    The women make up more than a half of the population in the country. Among them are deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly, leading officials of the Party and state organs, working people's organizations, people's government bodies, managers of industrial establishments and cooperative farms, heroes of the Republic, Labor heroes, and renowned professors, doctors, artists and athletes.
    Women account for 20.1 per cent of the deputies to the SPA and a lot of women are deputies to provincial, city and county people's assemblies.
    The government ensures the women's rights and interests to the letter through the Kim Il Sung Constitution, socialist labor law, law on public health, family law and other laws.
    Especially, women enjoy much benefit of the state including maternity leave.
    The Korean Democratic Women's Union is their only mass political organization in the country.
    The union, which joined the Women's International Democratic Federation in October Juche 35 (1946), has constantly expanded and developed cooperative relations with progressive women's organizations of other countries in the ideas of independence, peace and friendship.



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