Women’s groups seek to boost female wardens

NOVEMBER ELECTIONS: Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations chairperson Chen Hsiu-hui said women bring the values of social welfare to the community

Taipei Times
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 warden candidates run through a red banner that reads “female borough wardens 14 percent” at a news conference held by the National Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations in Banciao District, New Taipei City, yesterday.  Photo: CNA

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]

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