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National Meeting Held to Mark International Women's Day

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 8 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture today to mark the 94th March 8 International Women's Day. Pak Sun Hui, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's Union, in a report said that the international unity and solidarity between women of the whole world have been strengthened in the anti-imperialist and anti-colonialist struggle for peace, democracy, national independence and socialism and great progress has been made in the development of the global women's movement in the last 94 years.
    The Korean women's movement was brilliantly pioneered by the three generals of Mt. Paektu and it has advanced along the road of victory and glory, the reporter noted, and continued:
    After liberating the country President Kim Il Sung inaugurated the Korean Democratic Women's Union, a popular political organization of the Korean women, and promulgated the Law on Sex Equality which was unprecedented in any country, so that a fundamental change was brought about in the social life of women.
    Kim Jong Suk, an anti-Japanese war hero, developed the Korean women's movement into a Juche-based women's movement thoroughly faithful to the idea and intention of the President and performed immortal exploits in the work for unified development of the Korean women's movement and for strengthening its international solidarity.
    Leader Kim Jong Il has firmly protected and preserved Kim Il Sung's idea on and feats in the women's movement and developed the movement onto a higher phase under the banner of Songun.
    He has led women to fulfill their responsibility and duty as the powerful force in charge of one of the two wheels of the revolution and took a deep care of their work and life with his fatherly love even in the rigorous period when he led the death-defying struggle to defend the country and socialism to a triumph.
    The reporter called on all the women to devotedly defend Kim Jong Il and carry through his idea and line at the cost of their lives.
    All the women should learn from the noble traits shown by Kim Jong Suk to become comrades of the Songun revolution who follow Kim Jong Il step by step and share the same destiny with the headquarters of the revolution in any adversity and make contribution to consolidating the Korean revolutionary ranks as one of devotedly defending the leader, she stressed, and went on:
    All the women should open a new avenue for the building of a great prosperous powerful nation by making a powerful revolutionary offensive on the three fronts of politics and ideology, anti-imperialism and military affairs and economy and science and thus steadfastly carry forward the proud tradition of the Korean women, who have been boundlessly loyal to the cause of the three generals of Mt. Paektu, in the long journey of the Songun revolution.
    Present at the meeting were 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, women of all strata and overseas Korean women.
    Wives of foreign embassy officials and foreign women were invited to the meeting.

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