After decades of effort dedicated by civil society organizations, Taiwan has become a leader in gender equality in areas, such as women’s political participation, LGBT rights, and the prevention of gender-based violence in Asia and the rest of the world. In 2011, the government enacted Gender Equality Policy Guidelines and revised it in 2017 in response to social changes and global trends. The spirit of women’s rights and gender equality is reflected in Taiwan’s laws and policies, which gradually impact lifestyle and cultural aspects and, become a shared value in Taiwanese society.
This year, in response to the theme of UN CSW66 and Generation Equality Action Coalition’s call for climate justice, the 2022 Taiwan Gender Equality Week will present Taiwan’s women-led actions for climate justice. We welcome you to join the following activities and network with Taiwan’s gender equality activists!
This is the opening event of Taiwan Gender Equality Week (TGEW) 2022. It is a place where we showcase the actions of Taiwanese women. Leaders and changemakers from all corners of the world will gather to celebrate the milestones women have achieved thus far. Empowered, women not only speak out but participate in climate change actions globally.
If women and girls are still severely underrepresented in advancing climate justice across all levels and sectors, climate interventions will keep failing to adequately account for the realities of women and girls in climate crises such as fraught economic resilience, healthcare needs and violence. In this seminar, leaders from governments and NGOs will gather to share their practices and insight on advancing the participation of women and girls in climate decisions.
What can we do to combat climate crisis in our everyday lives?
How to leverage the effects of the increasingly frequent climate emergencies to raise public awareness of climate justice?
Why is financing feminist climate actions more critical now than ever before?
Let’s hear what women-led grassroots organizations in Taiwan are doing to tackle the climate crisis.
Asserting women’s rights and promoting gender equality are not only Taiwan’s fundamental state policies regulated in the Constitution, but also crucial human rights indicators of modern democratic countries.
With the partnership between local governments and women’s groups, Taiwan Women’s Movements have developed in all areas of daily life . Visit our women’s centers around Taiwan and see our movements on promoting and implementing women and gender policies.
TGEW is a collaboration platform for NGO networks, and also a place to demonstrate Taiwan’s commitment and efforts in achieving Gender Equality within all sectors. We, with the political leaders and civil society leaders who are fighting for climate justice and women's rights, follow global gender issues and initiate local and global actions in hopes of creating a better world.