The United Nations Women's Empowerment Agency (UN Women's) posted on Facebook that the world's legal state of marriage was also in the mix. But the post out, but in a day triggered tens of thousands of netizens message discussion. What are the reasons for inviting you to focus?
The United Nations Women's Empowerment Agency (UN Women's Office) posted a world-wide legal state inventory on Facebook yesterday morning (8/4), with Taiwan among them, labeled "Taiwan province of China". Immediately after the post was sent, it sparked discussion from all walks of life.
In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also stated on the 4th that it had instructed the New York office to protest to the United Nations and request correction. Speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, the statement said:
"China has benefited from what it has not done, and the United Nations is complicit in spreading this lie. We do not accept the way in which the United Nations Women's Empowerment Agency is named. It is a fact that Taiwan is not part of China. 」
"Everyone should have to choose the partnership they want, no matter who they want," UN Women said in the post. There were more than 14,000 messages and more than 3,000 shares, and netizens called for "Taiwan is Taiwan, not a province of China" ("Taiwan is Taiwan, Taiwan is not not provine of China") and asked the United Nations Women's Empowerment Agency to change its name.
In the speeches of many netizens, we saw the General Call of the Marriage Equal Rights Platform, Lu Xinjie, who pointed out that "Taiwan can recognize same-sex marriage because we are a democratic and mature civil society", and Taipei City Councillor Miao Boya declared, "Taiwan has same-sex marriage, China does not have, Taiwan's constitutional system and China are completely different." "Thanks to the United Nations for recognizing our legitimate efforts in marriage, but also hope that you will attach importance to Taiwan's efforts and protection of sovereignty," said Wu Wei, a member of The Force of the Times. Taiwan is able to take this step because we have precious democratic values and guarantees of human rights. (Extended reading: Asian marriage parity map: starting with Taiwan, let's get the affirmative power out)
Taiwan passed the law on same-sex marriage at the third reading of the Legislative Council on May 17 this year and came into effect on 24 May. Looking back, Taiwan has been fighting for the legalization of gay marriage since 33 years ago. In 1986, the con-in-a-co-operation, Yu Jiawei, applied to the Taipei District Court for a notarized marriage to a man but was refused. In 2006, Xiao Meiqin, a lawmaker in the Democratic Progressive Party, proposed a draft of the same-sex marriage law, but failed to pass it. In 2013, the Taiwan Partnership Alliance proposed a draft multi-family legislation, which was blocked by anti-contemporaries.
After repeated petitions and drafts, the Same Marriage Act began to make a breakthrough in 2015 when he petitioned the JusticeS to interpret the Constitution, and on 24 May 2017, Justice No. 748 of the Court explained that "no same-sex marriage" was unconstitutional. Then, finally, in May this year, the first gay marriage in Asia was legalized. As a matter of fact, Taiwan can win the same rights for people of different genders because of its constitutional guarantee of human rights equality and democratic protection of personal freedom. (The next step in same marriage: Gay Pride Month: Celebrating the passage of same-sex marriage, there is also sex education must work hard)
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Among the 17 development priorities set by the United Nations in 2015, Sustainable Development Goals include "Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment." In response, UN Women has also presented gender status surveys around the world and ways to practice gender equality by 2030. Includes the implementation of gender equality in the field of domestic violence, women's unpaid domestic work, reproductive and physical autonomy, politics and the workplace. In addition to being an example of the Asian gender movement, Taiwan is also the subject of much discussion on the world stage. (Editor's recommendation: Newsletter" "Taiwan lets us see hope! With Taiwan as an example, Japan and South Korea should also push for marriage together .
But at the same time, we can see that the other side of the issue of "no support, no encouragement, no opposition" three no policies. Although the LGBT community is not illegal in China, there are frequent incidents of police harassing or detaining gay groups in the name of the police, and local governments have expressed their explicit refusal to register civil rights of local gay organizations in view of "public order and good customs". In addition, China's domestic film and television publishing, educational teaching materials also experienced self-censorship, consciously cut out the gay-related subject matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Pick for you: China's weibo blocks lesbian group: "Without a voice, death will be quiet"
And, starting in June this year, the BBC launched a series of reports on Xinjiang's "re-education camps" that the Chinese government is carrying out a planned ideological transformation of The Uighurs in Xinjiang. They systematically force dissofar from their parents, and their children are taken to officially constructed detention camps, where their lives are monitored, brainwashed and, of course, their personal freedom lost. But it was a long time ago that China had undergone ideological transformation, with sexual violence being heard. In 2014,CNN interviewed Sayragul Sauytbay, a woman who worked at the Reeducation Camp, to point out that guards would take young women out of their cells and sexually assault them in rooms without cameras. And this group of women were intimidated into keeping secrets. (Extended reading: Xinjiang re-education camp survivors: "I beg them to kill me"
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We can look at the goals proposed by UN Women together at this point in time. We stand on the stand of human rights guarantees and expect equal rights for people of all sexes, without violence and discrimination. And this matter, more organizations, countries, individuals, together to pay attention to, and put into action.