‘I think what makes this event special is that we’re actually uniting Taiwanese people and foreigners.’
The News Lens
By: Keith Menconi
Local activists, legislators and U.S. expats marked International Women’s Day on
Wednesday by taking to the streets in Taipei in support of women’s rights in an event dubbed the “Women’s March Taiwan” that highlighted the challenges faced by women in Taiwan and around the world.
Nearly 100 marchers holding red balloons and donning the iconic knit “pussyhats” marched from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall to Daan Forest Park in the late afternoon.
Organizers say the march was aimed at raising awareness of a broad set of issues including violence against women, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigrant rights, and environmental conservation. [FULL STORY]