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March 4, 2015
It has been more than a century since the world first celebrated March 8 as International Women’s Day. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women when representatives from 189 governments signed the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a groundbreaking roadmap that set the global women’s rights agenda. From March 9-20, the 59th Commission on the Status of Women will review just how well the Beijing Platform for Action has been implemented, and where women stand today as a result.
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December 17, 2014
The Asia Foundation’s director of Regional Cooperation Programs, John J. Brandon, and Chen-Dong Tso, the Foundation’s senior advisor in Taiwan, recently spoke with former Asia Foundation grantee, Professor Yenlin Ku, a leading feminist in Taiwan who established Taiwan’s first women’s studies center.
October 22, 2014
Less than one week after midterm elections in the United States, President Obama will travel to Asia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum from November 10-11 in Beijing, and the East Asia Summit from November 13-14 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
August 19, 2009
Taiwan suffered its deadliest storm in half a century as Typhoon Morakot lashed the island for days in early August, killing hundreds and creating thousands of evacuees. In response, Give2Asia, The Asia Foundation’s affiliate, has established a relief fund and is working with its network on the ground in Taiwan to help those affected by […]
October 1, 2008
Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Reform and Development Programs, continues to provide insight on the U.S. financial crisis’ impact in Asia. This week, he noted that a major recession in the United States would “hit export-heavy tech industries in Taiwan, South Korea and China hard” in addition to countries with large garment […]
March 19, 2008
On Saturday, March 22nd, Taiwan’s 17 million voters will cast their ballots for a new president to succeed the incumbent Chen Shui-bian. All of the surveys show the KMT (Nationalist) party candidate, Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, far ahead of his opponent, Frank Hsieh, the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) nominee, with a lead of around 20 […]
January 9, 2008
While all eyes are focused on Taiwan’s Presidential election in March, the more imminent Taiwan legislative election may generate more emotional heat and have greater long-term significance for the island’s 23 million people. Next week, on January 12th, Taiwan’s voters will for the first time choose their legislative representatives using a new electoral system. Once […]