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The online exhibition " Gender Equal TW" was curated by Taiwan Women’s Center and in conjunction with the 2021 international symposium "Gendering Transformations".

The exhibition mainly highlights Taiwan's gender equality and multiple achievements from development processes, which is widely promoted at home and abroad.

The exhibition will be long-standing on the official websites of the National Central Library and Taiwan Women's Center.

The National Central Library is a library that collects, organizes, and archives nation’s books and disseminating knowledge, preserves culture heritage and assets, promotes academic studies, and guides the development of various types of library throughout the country. Although the tasks of national libraries in different countries are not exactly the same, they broadly include: legal deposit of national printed and electronic publications; provision of reference, bibliographic, preservation, and borrowing services directly and through other libraries and information centers; preservation and promotion of national cultural heritage; promotion of national cultural policies; leadership of national literacy activities; serving as a platform for international plans and activities; and assisting the national government in promoting related policies. With the joint efforts of outstanding, professional, and enthusiastic staff, the National Central Library cooperates with people in all walks of life to turn itself into an outstanding, professional, digital, international, diversified, and humanistic national library of international class. It is a library that respects the customer, presents high-quality and convenient services that exceed expectations, integrates information, provides digital value-added information circulation services, actively innovates, strengthens full participation and innovative value-added services, and brings together colleagues from all walks of life with partners in the field of world book information and sinology research, working together to create a world-class smart library that integrates humanities, popular science, reading and scientific life, and serves the people.

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Asserting women’s rights and promoting gender equality are not only Taiwan’s fundamental state policies which are regulated in the Constitution, but also are crucial human rights indicators of modern democracy countries. In 1997, the central government established a cross-ministries committee, namely, the Committee of Women's Rights Promotion (CWRP). The major goal of this foundation is to promote and implement women policies as well as gender issues in order to ensure that women status and gender equality policies in Taiwan are on the same track as the international society.

In order to comply with the developing trend of this era, to enhance the connection and communication between women organizations in Taiwan and international women organizations, to present the achievement of women’s rights promotion in Taiwan, and to establish a platform for women organizations in Taiwan to participate the worldwide women’s rights dialogue, in the 23rd committee meeting, the CWRP decided to establish a national level women’s center. As the result, the Taiwan Women’s Center was established on March 8th, 2008.Currently, the Taiwan Women’s Center is run by the “Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development ” (FWRPD). It is expected, under the gender mainstreaming policy guidance, to integrate non-governmental participation, to bridge women’s organizations in Taiwan, and to be the national image center of Taiwan women’s rights and gender equality.

Taiwan Women’s hopes to witness the development of gender equality in Taiwan, to initiate the new era of women’s movement and gender equality, and to move toward the new era of equal participation of women and men in all decision-making processes with all Taiwanese women.

Asserting women’s rights and promoting gender equality are not only Taiwan’s fundamental state policies which are regulated in the Constitution, but also are crucial human rights indicators of modern democracy countries. In 1997, the central government established a cross-ministries committee, namely, the Committee of Women's Rights Promotion (CWRP). The major goal of this foundation is to promote and implement women policies as well as gender issues in order to ensure that women status and gender equality policies in Taiwan are on the same track as the international society.

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Tour of Taiwanese Women’s Footprints

Going out into the World: Women’s Wonderful Lives in Dadaocheng

In 1860, when the port of Tamsui was opened, Dadaocheng became an important distribution center for tea processing and trade, and was filled with tea (foreign) houses, Chinese herbal medicine houses, local goods shops, and cloth shops, creating a long period of prosperity in Dadaocheng, where gradually became the most important commercial area in Northern Taiwan. At that time, tea pickers, which can be called the pioneer of women's occupation, have emerged. In the 1920s, the Taiwan Governor's Office (the highest authority institution in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period) implemented the policy of abolishing foot binding and promoting women's education. That prompted women to gradually enter the workplace, and such professions as geidan (female performer), waitress, midwife, female doctor, proprietress, etc. have emerged. These female roles of the times make their lives wonderful in Dadaocheng.

Route 1:

Xiahai City God Temple >> Yongle Fabric Market >> The former site of All Beauty (now is the San Formosan Coffee Shop) >> The former site of Kangle Hospital/Daqian Department Store >> The former site of Daan Hospital >> Sin Hong Choon Tea House >> The former site of Gao Gynecology and Obstetrics >> Dadaocheng Park (Lin-Qiu Li Memorial Park) >> Dadaocheng Girls' Elementary School (during Japanese colonial period) (now is Penglai Elementary School) >> Blessed Imelda’s School >> Wenmeng Building

霞海城隍廟
永樂布業商場
黑美人大酒家舊址、大千百貨
大安醫院舊址
新芳春茶行
高產婦人科醫院舊址
李臨秋紀念公園
大稻埕女子公學校
靜修高中
文萌樓
霞海城隍廟
永樂布業商場
黑美人大酒家舊址、大千百貨
大安醫院舊址
新芳春茶行
高產婦人科醫院舊址
李臨秋紀念公園
大稻埕女子公學校
靜修高中
文萌樓

Herstories in Yilan’s Old Town

Yilan City has been the seat of the county government as well as the political, cultural, and educational center since the Qing Dynasty. Women have left their footprints in the history.

The Shrine to Virtue and Piety, the Qichang Hall, and the Human Rights Monument are in witness of the regulation and suppression of women at that time. The Cimin Temple and the Nanxing Temple reveal women's ability to manage religious affairs and also expose the close relationship between women and folk beliefs. The streets and alleys are where women from the lower class being prostitute to earn living fees. The girls’ elementary schools and senior high schools empowered girls. It was common to see female students and teachers, and the clinics opened by female doctors studying abroad from Japan were on the main street, and modern nursing staff appeared.

Route 2:

Cimin Temple(Dimu Niangniang) >> The former site of Qichang Hall (now is the Lan-Yang Buddhist Temple of Fo Guang Shan Monastery) >> Shrine to Virtue and Piety >> Zhonghe Hall >> The former site of Yilan Hospital >> The former site of Weiren Hospital >> Nanxing Temple >> The former site of Kaihua building (now is the Christian Yilan Church) >> Human Rights Monument >> The former site of Yilan Girls' Elementary School (during Japanese colonial period) (now is the National Yilan Elementary School) >> The former site of Lan-Yang Girls' Senior High School (during Japanese colonial period) (now is the National Lan-Yang Girls' Senior High School)

慈民宮
啟昌堂舊址
節孝祠
鍾何祠堂
宜蘭醫院舊址
維仁醫院舊址
南興廟
開花樓舊址
查某嫺人權碑
宜蘭女子公學校舊址
蘭陽高等女學校舊址
慈民宮
啟昌堂舊址
節孝祠
鍾何祠堂
宜蘭醫院舊址
維仁醫院舊址
南興廟
開花樓舊址
查某嫺人權碑
宜蘭女子公學校舊址
蘭陽高等女學校舊址
Power of Women
Taiwan Women’s Rights Movements
Power of Women
Taiwan Women’s Rights Movements