Annette Lu

Former Vice President of Taiwan


Former Vice President of Taiwan, Anette Lu’s political ascension took place against the background of the struggle for Taiwanese independence. She was an active member of the Tangwai movement that called for democracy and an end to authoritarian rule. Following the famous rally, where she gave a pro-democracy speech in 1979, she and basically the whole democratic movement was sentenced to 12 years of prison. Anette Lu is also a prominent feminist advocate who often addresses the lack of women in Taiwanese politics. She wrote the book New Feminism and was awarded the World Peace Corps Mission’s World Peace Prize in 2001.