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June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law establishes the punishment for rape as a minimum of five years’ imprisonment, and courts usually sentenced individuals convicted of rape to five to 10 years in prison. " (p. 12). "Persons who engage in sex with children younger than age 14 face sentences of three to 10 years in prison. Those who engage in sex with minors between 14 and 16 receive a mandatory prison sentence of three to seven years" (p. 13).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The minimum age for consensual sexual relations is 16" (p. 13)
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Some abused women chose not to report incidents to police due to social pressure not to disgrace their families. The law allows prosecutors to investigate complaints of domestic violence even in cases where the victim has not filed a formal complaint." (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Solicitors of sex with minors older than 16 but younger than 18 face up to one year in prison or hard labor or a maximum fine of NT$3.0 million ($98,300)" (p. 13).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 for men and 16 for women" (p.13).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-3

"Amendments to the Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act went into effect stipulating that experts will assist in questioning and appear in court as witnesses when rape victims are minors or mentally disabled, and authorize the use of oneway mirrors, video conferencing, or other practices to protect victims during questioning and at trial" (p. 11).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (p. 11).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CL-LAW-1

"Household caregivers and domestic workers are not protected under the law and are not covered by a mandated minimum wage, overtime pay, limits on the workday or workweek, minimum breaks, or vacation regulations" (p. 21).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Courts typically sentenced individuals convicted in domestic violence cases to less than six months in prison" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The law allows prosecutors to investigate complaints of domestic violence even in cases where the victim has not filed a formal complaint" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the new legislature, a record 38 percent of lawmakers were women" (p. 10).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Presidential and legislative elections took place in January 2016. Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen won the presidency… With her election in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan’s first female president" (p. 9 - 10).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"In June the legislature approved a pension reform bill for public school teachers, which stipulates that retired teachers and staff must return pension payments received if convicted of sexual assault that occurred while they were employed as teachers" (p. 11).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography" (p. 13).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2, DV-PRACTICE-2

"Many victims did not report the crime for fear of social stigmatization, and various NGO and academic studies estimated the total number of sexual assaults was seven to 10 times the number reported to police" (p. 11).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. In most cases, perpetrators were required to attend classes on gender equality and counseling sessions" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law forbids termination of employment because of pregnancy or marriage" (p. 20).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"The law provides protection for rape survivors. Rape trials are not open to the public unless the victim consents. The law permits a charge of rape even if the victim chooses not to press charges" (p. 11).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Women were promoted less frequently, occupied fewer management positions, and worked for lower pay than men, earning on average 83 percent of their male counterparts’ income in 2015" (p. 20).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry of Labor published a survey in March 2016, which showed 3.5 percent of women have been sexually harassed at work, yet 80 percent of these cases went unreported" (p. 20).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from that of either parent. Births must be registered within 60 days; failure to do so results in the denial of national health care and education benefits" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that the monthly take home pay of some domestic workers was as low as 6.7 percent of the official poverty level" (p. 21).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, East Timor, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Ukraine
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 14, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

According to this recent news report (2018), 39.8% of seats in the lower/single house of Taiwan (45 out of 113 total seats) are held by women (CODER COMMENT - HGM).
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is paid maternity leave available to women in Taiwan of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is a 0.9 difference between leave reserved for women and men relative to leave reserved for women as a function of who pays. There is paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (141).
April 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Taiwan can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (141). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Taiwan, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (141).
April 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in Taiwan (141).
April 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Taiwan can legally travel outside the country and her own home in the same way as a man (141).