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TRA worked surprisingly well, former US official says

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Citing examples in the US, Schroeder said there are several hospitals in the US that have been experimenting with having their own childcare centers.

These centers can also reach out to families who have children with disabilities, who are sometimes better catered for in hospitals, she said.

This year is the first year that women who run for public office in the US have been able to deduct childcare as a campaign expense, she added.

She praised Taiwan for doing a much better job in terms of empowering women as leaders in politics.

Talking about the significance of women’s participation in politics, Schroeder said she believes women have a different view of the world than men.

“It is always better if you can put both of these views into the legislation,” she said.

For female politicians, there is much more focus on family and caregiving, as well as education,” she said. “These are softer issues, but they are also very important issues.”

Schroeder arrived in Taiwan on Monday last week to attend a women’s leadership and empowerment workshop. She left on Thursday.

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