2022 Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF)
Conference on Ending Gender-based Violence
On June 1, 2015, Taiwan and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF)—a platform to utilize Taiwan’s strengths and expertise to address global issues of mutual concern. The initiative assists countries in the Indo-Pacific for their capacity building efforts through training programs for officials and experts, while also enhancing Taiwan’s multilateral cooperation throughout the region. The GCTF has allowed Taiwan to build up its partnerships with regional countries and further expand its international presence. The full partners currently include Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia. Apart from the full partners, this conference is also co-hosted by the British Office Taipei (BOT), Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT), European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), and Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (ISECO), and co-organized with the National Democratic Institute and Taiwan Equality Campaign, to jointly call for emphasis on ending gender-based violence.
Keynote speakers in this conference are Jessica Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons, and Stella Ronner-Grubačić, Ambassador for Gender and Diversity of the European External Action Service. The conference consists of four forums, including “Ending gender-based violence”, “Preventing technology-facilitated and online gender-based violence”, “Gender-based violence and judicial practices”, and “Protecting personal safety for LGBTQI+ persons”. Experts and scholars from Taiwan, the U.S., Japan, Australia, the U.K., Canada, Israel, and Vietnam will share their valuable experiences and offer insights to help participants gain a better understanding of important current policies and international issues on ending gender-based violence. This conference is expected to motivate policy-making for eliminating all forms of gender-based violence, and to advance the rights and opportunities of women, girls, and LGBTQI+ persons.
．Date: 24-25 May, 2022
．Co-hosts: Executive Yuan (Department of Gender Equality), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association (JTEA), Australian Office in Taipei (AO), British Office Taipei (BOT), Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT), European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), and Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (ISECO)
．Co-organizers: National Democratic Institute, Taiwan Equality Campaign
．Chinese and English languages will be used in the meeting. It will be held both in-person (by invitation only) and virtually on Webex platform, with two-way simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English.
All interested persons are welcome to attend this conference online (maximum number of participants is 1,000).
Chinese Version Link: https://gec.ey.gov.tw/page/E68BFFB1DFE84EC3