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RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta On the Line
2017-12-17
  • RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    Kiribati (Photo taken Facebook of the Embassy of Kiribati in Taipei )
  • RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    Amb.Teekoa Iuta, Ambassador of Kiribati (left)
  • RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    Taiwan medical team in Kiribati (Photo by the Embassy of ROC Taiwan in Kiribati)
  • RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    President Tsai Ing-wen receives Kiribati parliament speaker Tebuai Uaai (photo by Embassy of ROC Taiwan in Kiribati)
  • RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    RTI interviews with the Ambassador from Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta

    Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati (file photo)

Kiribati is an island republic in the Central Pacific and the embassy of Kiribati was opened in Taipei in May 2013. Taiwan and Kiribati established diplomatic ties in 2003. The Ambassador of Kiribati Ambassador Teekoa Iuta said there are many ongoing cooperative projects between Taiwan and Kiribati. Some of the projects include humanitarian assistance, the construction of the airport runway, human resources development, short-term vocational training, clean energy, medical cooperation and education.

 

On the part of medical cooperation, Taiwan’s Mackay Memorial Hospital has been sending medical teams to Kiribati. The second mission Taiwan Mobile Medical Mission from Mackay Memorial Hospital completed the mission in September 2017 and it was the 23rd Taiwan Medical Mission to visit Kiribati. Taiwan has dispatched medical team to Kiribati since the establishment of the diplomatic ties. Every year, two teams are sent to Kiribati. The medical specialists provided outpatient clinics and rheumatic heart disease screening. According to Mackay Memorial Hospital, The team served 747 outpatients and 23 of them were considered as referral for overseas treatment. More and more patients from Kiribati have received treatment in Taiwan. Apart from outpatient clinics, the specialists also provide on-job training for medical staff and interns in Kiribati.

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Could same sex marriage become a reality in Taiwan in 2017?

Could same sex marriage become a reality in Taiwan in 2017?

Could same sex marriage become a reality in Taiwan in 2017?

2017-02-19 01:00:00

Taiwan is one step closer to becoming the first Asian country to legalize same sex marriage. Two draft amendments to the Civil Code aimed at legalizing same sex marriage passed the first reading at the legislature in Taiwan on December 26, 2016. Article 972 of the Civil Code will add the paragraph recognizing “both parties of a same sex marriage. This is an addition to recognizing marriage made by the male and female parties. Another amendment includes the rights and duties of the same sex couples who marry. According to the procedure of the legislature, the bill will be reviewed after April before it is passed as a law after the second and third readings.

 

The Alliance of Religious Groups for the Love of Families Taiwan made up of multiple religious groups and parents oppose to the amendment and propose a “special law” to for LGBT marriage rights. Conservative religious groups, mostly the Christians, oppose to the amendment.

 

Victoria Hsu, the president of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) will share with us her views on same sex marriage. Victoria Hsu is a lawyer and a member of the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan (Taiwan’s Cabinet). 

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Interview with Mrs.Vimala Britto of India’s St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and Seek Foundation

Interview with Mrs.Vimala Britto of India’s St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and Seek Foundation

Interview with Mrs.Vimala Britto of India’s St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and Seek Foundation

2017-02-12 01:00:00

Mrs.Vimala Britto, co-founder of of St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and founder of Seek Foundation, an NGO for the underprivileged said women empowerment and child development are the two main tasks her NGO, Seek, aims to serve. She has started to provide people in 15 villages near Chennai with good and healthy life.

  

Mrs.Vimala Britto represented her group to sign MOUs with Taiwan’s Changhua Christian Hospital and Da Yeh University in late January. Apart from medical care and education, she also hopes to find talents in Taiwan to take part in India’s 2017 Premier Futsal, a version of five-a-side football.

 

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India’s St.Britto’s group signs MOU with Taiwan’s Changhua Hospital and Da Yeh University

India’s St.Britto’s group signs MOU with Taiwan’s Changhua Hospital and Da Yeh University

India’s St.Britto’s group signs MOU with Taiwan’s Changhua Hospital and Da Yeh University

2017-02-05 01:00:00

India’s St.Britto’s Group of Institutions and Seek Foundation, an NGO for the underprivileged signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Taiwan’s Changhua Christian Hospital to enhance cooperation in the field of medical health. Mrs.Vimala Britto, the co-founder and executive director said the cooperation also aims to provide good health and good life for the 15 villages near Chennai, South India. She said Taiwan’s Consul General in Chennai, Mr.Charles Li introduced the hospital to her. While she was in Taiwan, she also represented St.Britto’s College in Chennai to sign an MOU with Taiwan’s Da Yeh University. The MOU is intended to promote academic cooperation and exchange between faculty and students of both institutions. Mrs.Vimala Britto said that Britto’s College can accommodate 200 students from Taiwan for internship and exchange program.  

 

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Interview with Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD

Interview with Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD

Interview with Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD

2017-01-29 01:00:00

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) was awarded the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award in 2016 for their efforts to rescue and speak out for the disappeared despite facing political pressure and lack of resources.

 

Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) said Bangladesh has the most cases of enforced disappearances. She said many governments try to justify their problems by using national security as an excuse to take away political dissidents or opponents by force.

 

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AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

2017-01-22 01:00:00

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances or AFAD was awarded the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award in 2016. AFAD is an international human rights organization dedicated to the goal of stopping forced disappearances in Asia. It was founded in June 1998 in Manila, Philippines.

 

Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD said the winning of the award will amplify their efforts and gains here in Asia especially coming from Taiwan which had a common experience of forced disappearances by the government before the lifting of the martial law in July 1987.

 

Ms.Bacalso added that the award is a noble expression of friendship and solidarity and dedicated the award to all the disappeared in Asia and the rest of the world.

 

For more information about AFAD, please visit http://www.afad-online.org/

 

 

 

 

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