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Women’s Day Celebrations Highlight Gender Equality

To coincide with International Women’s Day and the first anniversary of Gender Equality Office of Taipei, the city government is holding a series of events in collaboration with private organizations. The opening ceremony will kick off 7 PM on March 5 at Nanjichang Community care center with the screening of The Golden Child to mark the start of a community cinema tour. Director Chou She-wei will lead a discussion session on the movie, which is about new immigrant families bounded by traditional family values, and took the opportunity to introduce the concept of gender consciousness. Between March 6 and 7, a public forum on gender issues will take place at the International Conference Hall at National Taiwan University Institute of Applied Mechanics, featuring topics of employment, welfare, demography, marriage, family, media, culture, health, safety, energy, and technology. The mayor will lead city government officials to address these issues and use the conclusions of the discussions as reference for drafting related policies. Sign up for the event: http://goo.gl/ssVSxh (Chinese) Starting 2:30PM on March 8, a concert devoted to women will be held at the lobby of City Hall organized by Century Music Foundation. Performers include Mom’s Percussion, Bird and Water Dance Ensemble, Daguan Chinese Music Orchestra, Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, and others. The Department of Social Welfare invites individuals who care about gender equality issues to get involved and voice their opinions. For more information on the event, please dial 1999, ext. 6969-6971.