Dr. CHIANG Been-Huang (Chairperson, Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development)


  • Ÿ  B.S., Biology Department (renamed Life Science Department in 2001), Fu Jen Catholic University
  • Ÿ  M.S., Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Ÿ  Ph.D. in food science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


  • Ÿ  Lecturer, Associate Professor & Professor, Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), National Taiwan University (NTU) (1983-2007)
  • Ÿ  Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, USA (1987-1988)
  • Ÿ  Director, IFST, NTU(1991-1997)
  • Ÿ  Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, USA (1998)
  • Ÿ  Dean, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, NTU (2004-2005)
  • Ÿ  Dean, Office of Academic Affairs, NTU (2005-2012)
  • Ÿ  Distinguished Professor, IFST, NTU (2007-)
  • Ÿ  Minister without Portfolio, Executive Yuan (2014)
  •   Ministry of Health and Welfare (2014─)                      


 Dr. Chiu Wen-Ta  (Chairperson, Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development, 2014-2015)

  • Ph.D in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
  • Ph.D in Neurology, School of Medicine, Nihon University, JAPAN

  • Lecturer, Associate Professor & Professor of School of Medicine, Taipei Medical University. (1985-)
  • President, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health (APACPH). (2008-2009)
  • Guest Researcher, National Institutes of Health, USA. (2009-2014)
  • Minister, Department of Health, Executive Yuan. (2011-2013)
  • Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare. (2013-)


Message from the Chairperson

The rise of “woman power” during recent years has already become a global trend, where countries worldwide have proposed relevant women’s policies in order to enhance females’ status. In response to this trend, and to intensify the promotion of the overall efficiency for women’s rights, we have established the “Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development” under the continuous promotion of civil power and governmental assistance, acting as the voice to gender equality in our country, the communication window between women’s groups and the government, as well as the role as the center for integrating data and resources. 

For many years, the Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development continuously assisted civil women’s groups and the government in implementing the promotion of women and gender related policies as well as regulations, so as to develop gender mainstreaming promotional tools, including ability trainings such as gender statistics and analysis, gender impact assessment, gender budget and gender consciousness, which has already accumulated a certain result. Currently under the joint collaboration from our foundation, civil power, and the government, the improvement and development of gender equity can already be seen in the various fields in Taiwan. For the future, it is anticipated that our foundation may combine powers from all fields with more foresight and thorough planning, so as to allow the guarantee of women’s rights to be further implemented, and ensure that society may actually achieve the state of gender equity and mutual respect!

The foundation is supported by a management board, which is composed of nineteen board members that are appointed by the premier from the following candidates:

1. Head of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Justice, the Executive Yuan Council for Aboriginal Affairs, and the Executive Yuan Department of Gender Equality.
2. Four to six professionals, three to five representatives of the women’s groups, with a chairperson to be nominated among the directors, in addition to head of the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, the Ministry of Finance and disinterested community members as auditors as selected and appointed by the Executive Yuan. In addition, the foundation is supported by one chief executive officer, which is chaired by the director of the Ministry of the Interior Social Affairs Division, and a full-time vice chief executive officer and three foundation administrators.

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