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MOFA and NGOs hold the ‘Women’s Leadership: Redesigning the Post COVID-19 Era’ webinar

2020-10-15
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and women's NGOs hosted the webinar, “Women’s Leadership: Redesigning the Post COVID-19 Era”.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and women's NGOs hosted the webinar, “Women’s Leadership: Redesigning the Post COVID-19 Era”.
 
On the eve of the United Nations “High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Women Conference,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and women's NGOs hosted the webinar, “Women’s Leadership: Redesigning the Post COVID-19 Era” on the evening of September 30th Taipei time that saw participants joining from Taipei, Washington DC, and New York. Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, and Ambassador Kelley Currie, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and others talked online to share the outstanding performance of female leaders in fighting the pandemic, and affirmed Taiwan’s promotion of women’s empowerment and gender equality benefitting pandemic prevention.
 
Ambassador Currie praised the government led by President Tsai Ing-wen for responding to the pandemic wisely, and making Taiwan a model for the world’s efforts combatting the pandemic. She also welcomed Taiwan’s participation in the US government’s “Women’s Peace and Security Program” and “Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative” to assist developing countries’ female entrepreneurs to create opportunities for economic recovery after the pandemic.
 
Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, and Ambassador Kelley Currie, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and others talked online to share the outstanding performance of female leaders in fighting the pandemic.
Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, and Ambassador Kelley Currie, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, and others talked online to share the outstanding performance of female leaders in fighting the pandemic.

Ambassador Hsiao thanked Taiwanese women’s NGOs for pushing Taiwan towards a more equal society over the years, and called on the United Nations to accept Taiwan’s participation. She also pointed out women’s involvement throughout Taiwan’s establishment of a “national team” during the early stages of the pandemic prevention period for advance deployment, planning recovery strategies, providing international humanitarian assistance, and making decisions. Ambassador Hsiao emphasized that Taiwan is more than willing to deepen its cooperation with the U.S. government to help developing countries improve the economic status of women.
 
Opening remarks by Ambassador James K. J. Lee of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
Opening remarks by Ambassador James K. J. Lee of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York

The webinar was hosted by Ms. Denise Scotto, Vice Chairman of the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers. Ambassador James K. J. Lee of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York was invited to give the welcome speech. Other participants included: Ms. Hui-jung Chi, Chairperson of the World Conference of Women’s Shelter; Sarah Peers, Vice President of the International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists; Ms. Chia-li Wu, Founder of the Society of Taiwan Women in Science and Technology; Li-chun Shi, Deputy Secretary-General of the International Cooperation and Development Fund; Kasia Stszweska, Manager of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, and Jennifer Lu, CEO of the Equal Love Platform.
 
The webinar attracted over 1,300 people from NGOs and experts in the United States, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, Ireland, Somalia, Honduras, and Pakistan to participate online. There were nearly 100 messages in English, Dutch, and Portuguese.
 
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