Taiwan LGBT group raising money to fight homophobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese LGBT group Equallove Taiwan has launched its "Queer Day, Good Day" fundraising campaign, which aims to reduce discrimination against the country's ...

President celebrates Taiwan's same-sex marriage legalization anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (May 17) marked the first anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan, and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to social media to call for a more...

Taiwan set to mark 1 year of same-sex marriage legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) remarked on Friday (May 8) that it has been almost one year since Taiwan’s same-sex marriage law took effect in May 2019. While hosti...

8% of Taiwanese women do not return to work after parental leave, data shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Mother's Day nears in Taiwan, a local women's group is pointing out that discrimination against working mothers is still very real, with 8 percent of women in t...

UN chief warns COVID-19 is increasing inequality for women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is deepening already existing inequalities and “is having devastating social and economic co...

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altere...

UN to decide in a month on holding world leaders' meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the U.N. General Assembly says the 193-member world body will take a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the annual gathering of world leaders in Ne...

2 major events promoting gender equality delayed until 2021

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Friday announced the postponement of two major events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landmark U.N. women’s conference in Beijing because of the ...

Dua Lipa's 'Future Nostalgia' is a party with a purpose

NEW YORK (AP) — Put on Dua Lipa’s sophomore album and you’ll experience of party — a collection of upbeat, dance-flavored, power-pop gems that could brighten your day. But take a closer, deeper look, ...

Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapter

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to — well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons,...

Coca-Cola on US Soccer: `unacceptable and offensive'

Coca-Cola criticized the U.S. Soccer Federation for saying in legal papers that women did not have the same responsibilities or physical ability as men on its national teams. The Co...

Key UN body reaffirms 1995 plan to achieve gender equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The main U.N. body promoting women’s rights reaffirmed the 1995 road map to achieve gender equality on Monday and pledged to step up implementation amid warnings of rising gender...

Day Without Women: Mexicans to strike over gender violence

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of women across Mexico planned to stay home from work or school on Monday for “A Day Without Women,” hours after an unprecedented number of them filled the streets to prot...

Taiwan has highest percentage of female lawmakers in Asia: IPU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet's Gender Equality Committee (GEC) said Sunday (March 8) that women account for 41.59 percent of lawmakers in Taiwan, the most among all the count...

Another Year of the Man: Voters mourn women's losses in 2020

At her home in suburban Detroit, Jill Warren spent Thursday morning glued to her phone, searching for news about the woman she fiercely believed should be the next president of the United States: Sen....