On July 12th 2018 a Press Conference and meeting was held in Taichung Town Hall in Taiwan announcing the Launching of a new INLW Chapter. This Asia-Pacific Chapter is to be established in the new Taichung development of International NGO Centre.
INLW President Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk and LI President Juli Minoves were invited to perform the launching of INLW Asia Pacific Chapter.
Taichung is the second biggest city of Taiwan and under the ambitious leadership of the DPP Mayor Chia-Lung Lin it is developing its international relations network.
At the seminar on “He for She: Stand together”Juli Minoves, Margaret de Vos, Jing-Yin Lin, MP and Maysing Yang, VP INLW, who is the initiator of the INLW Asian Pacific Chapter spoke on “How standing together and empowering women can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.
Margaret emphasized the importance of setting up the INLW Asia & Pacific Chapter. Men and women must work aside and together on getting women to participate fully in society. This will help to achieve the SD’s.
Later a visit was made to the INGO Taining and Conference Centre which is on the outskirts of Taichung, in Wufeng, which is being redeveloped after being abandoned after suffering an extreme earthquake. There are various INGO’s there, which we visited. INLW Asian Pacific Chapter would be welcome to establish it’s office there.
As always Juli and Margaret were received with great hospitality.
We hope to hear soon of the plans of this very important INLW Chapter which Maysing Yang is developing.