Date: March 15, 2016
A workshop on enhancing prosperity and opportunities for women throughout
the Asia-Pacific was recently staged in Taipei City under the Taiwan-U.S. Global Cooperation and Training Framework.
Hosted by the ROC Executive Yuan’s Department of Gender Equality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Taipei City-based Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development, the March 11 event saw local experts and women’s rights activists exchange ideas and share experiences on a range of related matters with 16 of their counterparts from abroad.
These included Stephenie Foster, senior advisor in the U.S. Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues; Marjorie Margolies, president of Philadelphia-based Women’s Campaign International; and Valerie Biden Owens, an international consultant with WCI.
The daylong workshop is one of many ROC government initiatives aimed at improving the lot of women. It also demonstrates that Taiwan and the U.S. are serious about collaborating on empowering women and bridging the gender gap across the region, according to the MOFA. [FULL STORY]