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Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"...various nongovernmental organization (NGO) and academic studies estimated that the total number of sexual assaults was seven to 10 times the number reported to police" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"The law establishes the punishment for rape as not less than five years’ imprisonment, and courts usually sentenced individuals convicted of rape to five to 10 years in prison" (10). "Persons who engage in sex with children under 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. Solicitors of sex with minors over 16 but under 18 face up to one year in prison or hard labor or a fine of up to NT$3 million ($92,900)" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ACR-LAW-1

"Unmarried persons, however, are prohibited by law from obtaining fertility treatment" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, national origin or citizenship, social origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, language, or HIV or other communicable disease status, and the authorities effectively enforced these prohibitions" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The law forbids termination of employment because of pregnancy or marriage" (19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 for men and 16 for women" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The law provides the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment generally…" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Many victims did not report the crime for fear of social stigmatization..." (9). "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" (10). All of these legal provisions may make it more likely that a rape victim will report, however, its effectiveness as compared to the influence of social stigma has not be reported (AA-CODER COMMENT) "The law requires all cities and counties to establish violence prevention and control centers to address domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. These centers provided...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (9). "The minimum age for engaging in consensual sexual relations is 18" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women were promoted less frequently, occupied fewer management positions, and worked for lower pay than their male counterparts" (19). "Women’s groups reported that judicial authorities were sometimes dismissive of sexual harassment complaints. According to the Ministry of Labor’s latest survey on this subject in 2013, an estimated 4.2 percent of women encountered sexual harassment in the workplace, with most victims ages 15 to 34. A poll conducted by the Awakening Foundation in May found that 50 percent of the women surveyed faced censure when they informed their employers of their pregnancy, 49 percent were assigned to a different job or department, and 15 percent were asked to resign" (19).more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"PRC-born spouses must wait six years to apply for Taiwan residency, whereas spouses born elsewhere may apply after three years" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"According to MOJ, the average prosecution rate for rape and sexual assault over the past five years was approximately 45 percent, and the average conviction rate of cases prosecuted was approximately 89 percent" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-2

"In 2014 the ratio of boy-to-girl births was 107 to 100" (11). "There were no reported cases of the authorities imposing these fines during the year" (11). It is unclear if fines were not imposed because no fines were necessary, or if authorities were simply not enforcing the law (AA-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ISSA-LAW-1

"Medical institutions may not carry out gender-biased sex selection procedures. Clinics and hospitals with higher rates of imbalance may be put under surveillance, and doctors who facilitate gender-biased sex selection can be fined. There were no reported cases of the authorities imposing these fines during the year" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment generally…" (10). "All public employers and private firms that employ 30 or more persons are required to enact preventive measures and establish complaint procedures to deter sexual harassment" (19).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Social pressure not to disgrace their families discouraged some abused women from reporting incidents to police" (10). "The law requires all cities and counties to establish violence prevention and control centers to address domestic and sexual violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. These centers provided victims with protection, medical treatment, emergency assistance, shelter, legal counseling, education, and training on a 24-hour basis" (10).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"According to the latest figures available from the Ministry of Education, in 2013 there were 1,550 cases of sexual harassment against female students or staff reported by schools’ and universities’ Commissions of Gender Equality Education" (10). Fear of harassment may influence a woman's decision to attend school or not (AA-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Courts typically sentenced individuals convicted in domestic violence cases to less than six months in prison" (10). "In January the Legislative Yuan passed amendments to the Domestic Violence Prevention Law to expand protections for domestic violence victims. The revised law broadens the scope of victims beyond family members to include intimate partners who do not live together and to include protection of minors who witness domestic violence. It also expands the definition of domestic violence to include harassment and coercion, extends the validity of protection orders from less than one year to a maximum of two years, and stipulates the need to establish a domestic violence prevention fund" (10).more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (9).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"County and city labor bureaus effectively enforced minimum age laws by ensuring the implementation of compulsory education" (18). Education is mandatory up to a certain age, but the text does not say what age (AA-CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the authorities effectively enforced the law" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence" (9). "The law allows prosecutors to take the initiative in investigating complaints of domestic violence without waiting for the victim to file a formal complaint" (10).
June 26, 2018, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

In 2011, 58% of 3,449 GMAT examinees were female (2).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

7.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

99.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

99.0