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MOFA participates in Executive Yuan’s on-site gender equality assessment
To assess the gender equality measures implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2017 and 2018, and interact with and learn from associated experts, the Executive Yuan held an on-site gender equality assessment on October 16, 2019. Attended by four experts, the meeting was cohosted by Ms. Wu Hsiu-chen, Director-General of the Executive Yuan's Department of Gender Equality, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Li-jey Tsao, and was designed to improve the capacity of MOFA personnel to integrate gender-related concepts into their diplomatic work.

The experts lauded MOFA for actively working to promote gender mainstreaming both domestically and overseas, including through its posts on the MOFA Facebook page and the Human Rights Affairs section of its website, and for inviting international experts to visit Taiwan and endorse its achievements as part of the government's Review and Presentation of the ROC (Taiwan) CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) Third National Report. The experts also looked forward to MOFA developing international exchange and policies based around gender equality and human rights, which they said would help in promoting diplomatic work. Finally, the experts asked that when planning or revising regulations under its jurisdiction, MOFA pay attention to their various gender impacts (through e.g., gender impact assessments), as this would improve related mechanisms and help realize the government's gender equality goals.

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