NOVEMBER ELECTIONS: Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations chairperson Chen Hsiu-hui said women bring the values of social welfare to the community
Date: Sep 21, 2018
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff writer, with CNA
Women’s groups yesterday said they hope that more women would be elected as
borough and village wardens at the nine-in-one local elections on Nov. 24.
Women hold about 14 percent of the nation’s 7,000 borough and village warden positions, the National Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations told a news conference in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋).
This is despite the nation having already elected its first female president, while about 38 percent of legislators and one-quarter of city and county councilors are women, alliance chairperson Chen Hsiu-hui (陳秀惠) said.
Although the majority of community service and volunteer work is performed by women, they are often hesitant to vie for leadership roles, Chen said. [FULL STORY]