March calls for unity to support gender equality

HUMAN RIGHTS: The march celebrates women, but also advocates that everyone can support women’s rights, its founder said, adding that gender inequality affects all

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 10, 2019
By: Davina Tham  /  Staff reporter

The third annual Women’s March in Taipei yesterday afternoon called on people of all backgrounds to

Singer-songwriter Lara Veronin, center in pink, raises her fists, while her sister, director, singer and actor Esther Veronin, holds a placard reading “No more patriarchy” during the Women’s March in Taipei’s Liberty Square yesterday.  Photo: Hu Shun-hsiang, Taipei Times

unite in support of women’s rights.

Women’s March Taiwan founder Crystal Liu (劉小妤) said that regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, gender inequality is a universal issue that affects everyone.

“Of course we are celebrating women, but we are also celebrating that everyone can support women’s rights,” Liu said.

About 100 people, including representatives from the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, which sponsored the event, participated in the march to mark International Women’s Day.

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