CANCELLED: Women Power for Gender Equality in Taiwan

March 11 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Social Work Building, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, Room C05

Event Organizer

China Center for Social Policy
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Website:
https://chinacenter.socialwork.columbia.edu/

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.

Sponsored by
China Center for Social Policy

Featuring
HUI-JUNG CHI
Executive Consultant, Garden of Hope Foundation, Taiwan

SHU-YUNG BRENDA WANG, PHD & CSSW ALUM
Associate Professor, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

JENNIFER LU
Chief Coordinator, Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan

AGNES LING-YU HSIAO
Advisor, Office of the Mayor, Taipei City

Moderated by
QIN GAO
Professor of Social Policy and Founding Director, China Center for Social Policy

About the Event

Taiwan has made significant advancements in gender equality in recent years. It was first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. Female legislators make up 42 percent of its Legislative Council. Younger women are participating in Taiwan’s labor force at a higher than elsewhere in Asia. Taiwan also has the most comprehensive violence prevention policy in Asia. These many achievements are due to an unprecedented combination of female-led social movements and the use of public-private partnerships to enhance women’s empowerment. At this event, officially titled “Women Power for Gender Equality in Taiwan: The Roles of Social Movement and Public-Private Partnership,” four female women’s rights activists from Taiwan will share their work on gender equality across a variety of areas (politics, violence prevention, care and work conflict, LGBTQ equal rights, and public-private partnership building). They will reflect on challenges and future steps.

For full participant bios, please see the event listing on the China Center for Social Policy’s website.