March 8 is International Women’s Day. Vice President Chen Chien-jen said Taiwan is promoting the He For She movement started by the United Nations in 2014. He was speaking at a health ministry event marking Women’s Day.
Chen said, "We are working hard to promote gender equality policy guidelines We have completed three reports on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are using all kinds of tools to encourage central and local governments to work towards gender equality. We also want to show the results of our work on gender equality to the world."
The He For She campaign encourages men to speak out for women. As gender equality is not only a women’s issue, the movement encourages men to take part in making our society more equal.
The He For She movement aims to help women gain equal rights and opportunities in politics, economics and in society overall.