The online forum has three sessions: women in politics, gender mainstreaming policy and equal marriage rights.Each session has one speaker from Taiwan and one from the Czech Republic.
First session speakers:
Ms. Markéta Pekarová Adamová, Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic and Ms. Lin Ching-yi, Women Empowerment Ambassador at Large, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Second session speakers:
Ms. Ku Hui-Yin, Senior Executive Officer, Department of Gender Equality, Executive Yuan, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Ms. Marcela Linková, Head of Department of Gender and Science, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Third session speakers:
Mr. Czeslaw Walek, Prague Pride Chairman and Ms. Jennifer Lu, Gender Equality Commissioner Taiwan, Chief Executive Officer of Taiwan Equality Campaign
The Gender Equality Committee (GEC) of Taiwan serves as a nexus that consolidates the expert knowledge of the government and the private sector, offering policy planning, counsel, supervision, and resource integration that assist in acclimatizing the central and local governments to prevailing world trends. It brings implementation of women's rights and gender equality issues of the government and the private sector into accord, strengthens the partnership between the two sectors in their work on gender equality and women's rights, and ensures close contact between women’s associations inside and outside Taiwan.
In the future the GEC, through its three-level discussion mechanism of operation, regulation, and integration, will continue bringing gender perspectives into the government's policies and planning with innovation and vitality as well as contributing towards building a diverse society in Taiwan where all people are respected and accepted in order to usher in a new era of equality for woman and all genders.