Hung Hsiu-chu hopes that the Taiwanese government will establish a Taiwan Girls Day. [cn-rn.com]
Vice Chairperson of Taiwan's Kuomintang Party and Deputy Speaker of the Taiwan Legislative Yuan (the Taiwanese parliament) Hung Hsiu-chu called on the local government to establish a Taiwan Girls Day to raise public awareness on safeguarding the rights of girls and developing their potential.
Hung made the statement while attending an activity in Taitung organized by the Garden of Hope Foundation on July 28, 2012.
During the activity, Hung shared her personal experiences growing up as the eldest in the family. She said that she benefited a lot from growing up in a family where her parents treated both sons and daughters equally, which is rare in a culture which places more emphasis on sons. As a result, she said that she hopes the Taiwanese government will invest more in girls.
Hung also encouraged the girls at the activity to be more confident and to never give up.
Legislator Yu Mei-nu also attended the activity.
(Source: huaxia.com / Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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