Asian girls’ rights alliance announced in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/07
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) A local charity group announced in Taipei Wednesday the 31799743establishment of an Asian girls’ rights alliance, with the goal of improving the rights of young women across Asia.

The Garden of Hope Foundation (勵馨基金會) inaugurated the Asian Girls’ Rights Alliance at a conference in which representatives from 11 countries gathered to discuss such issues as gender stereotypes and girls’ rights to safety, health and education.

Over 300 organizations from 24 countries are members of the alliance, Chi Hui-jung (紀惠容), chief executive officer of the foundation, said on the sidelines of the conference.

“We hope to continue to improve girls’ rights through this alliance, because girls in Asia today still face problems of early marriage, sexual assault, human trafficking, abortion, and the lack of a right to education,” Chi said.

In addition to organizing more regional meetings and conferences on girls’ rights, she said her foundation will help the alliance members to find donors to fund their various girl empowerment programs.     [FULL  STORY]

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