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Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment" (12).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In one prominent case, a man surnamed Wu was sentenced to 20 years in jail in May for sexually assaulting 10 minors and 12 women. Wu was given an additional jail sentence of 14 years after the prosecutors found there were another 17 victims" (11). "[T]here were several reports of employers raping foreign domestic helpers" (24).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"Central and local authorities coordinated with private organizations to identify and assist high-risk children and families and to increase public awareness of child abuse and domestic violence" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"DPP candidate Tsai Ing-wen won the presidency... With her election in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen became Taiwan’s first female president" (9). "A Cambodian-born woman became Taiwan’s first immigrant legislator in 2016. In the November 2018 local elections, voters elected women to seven of the 22 mayoral and county magistrate seats. The number of women elected to local councils also continued to grow: women won 307 of the 912 city and county council seats--an increase from 30.7 percent in 2014 to 33.8 percent in 2018" (9).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women experienced some discrimination in employment" (12). "Latest available statistics showed that among the 201 sex discrimination cases reported in 2017, the majority involved forced resignations due to pregnancy. 141 sexual harassment cases and 118 unfair treatment or work equality cases were reported the same year. Scholars said these numbers significantly understated the problem due to workers’ fear of retaliation from employers and difficulties in finding new employment if the worker has a history of making complaints" (21).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.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" (11). "Persons who engage in sex with children younger than 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 older than 16 but younger than 18 face a maximum of one year in prison or hard labor or a maximum fine of NT$3 million ($97,700)" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"Incidents of sexual harassment were reportedly on the rise in public spaces, schools, the legislature, and in the government" (12).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Abuse was common in domestic service; there were several reports of employers raping foreign domestic helpers. In some instances, the victims were unable to leave until they paid off debts to employment brokers" (23-24).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The law stipulates persons learning of cases of child abuse or neglect must notify police or welfare authorities" (12).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (9).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"While authorities generally enforced the law domestically, elements of the law that treat possession of child pornography as a misdemeanor rather than a felony hampered enforcement in some cases. Authorities also did not investigate or prosecute any cases of child sexual exploitation committed by citizens while traveling abroad, although the law permits this" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence and provides protection for rape survivors" (11).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit the participation of women or members of minorities in the political process" (9).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. November 2017 amendments to the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act (CYSEPA) stipulate a perpetrator who films an underage person engaging in sexual intercourse or obscene acts or produces pictures, photographs, films, videotapes, compact discs, electronic signals, or other objects that show an underage person engaging in sexual intercourse or obscene acts, shall be subject to imprisonment for between one and seven years, and could face a maximum fine of NT$1.0 million ($32,600)" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the new legislature, a record 38 percent of lawmakers were women" (9).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status, and authorities have not established a system for providing protection to refugees... All PRC citizens unlawfully present are required by law to be returned to the PRC, although Taiwan allows PRC asylum seekers to remain in Taiwan on a case-bycase basis" (8).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape, and domestic violence and provides protection for rape survivors" (11). "The minimum age for consensual sexual relations is 16 years" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Courts typically sentenced individuals convicted in domestic violence cases to less than six months in prison" (11). "Courts are required to appoint guardians for children of parents deemed unfit. In light of increasing numbers of child abuse cases in childcare centers, May 2018 amendments to the Early Childhood Education and Care Act imposed tougher punishments. Childcare center owners and teachers who physically abuse or sexually harass children may be fined between NT$60,000 and NT$500,000 ($1,950 and $16,300), and the names of perpetrators and their institutions will be made public. Owners who fail to verify the qualifications of teachers and other employees face a maximum fine of NT$250,000 ($8,140)" (12). "In...more
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"There were reports of minors in prostitution" (14).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 years for men and 16 for girls" (13).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law stipulates persons learning of cases of child abuse or neglect must notify police or welfare authorities" (12). "In May the Legislative Yuan amended Article 286 of the Criminal Code, raising the maximum age of children protected by the [child abuse] law from 16 to 18" (13) .
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"Taiwan authorities maintained a 24-hour toll-free '1955' hotline service in five languages (Mandarin, English, Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese) available for all foreign workers to obtain free legal advice, request urgent relocation and protection, report abuse by employers, file complaints about delayed salary payments, and make general inquiries. All cases reported are registered in the system for law enforcement to track and intervene if necessary. Among the 187,338 calls, the hotline helped 5,162 foreign workers to reclaim a total of NT$139 million ($4.53 million) in salary payments in 2018" (23). "Locally operated service centers, which briefed foreign workers on arrival, maintained a hotline for complaints and assistance and funded and operated...more
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1, FSCB-LAW-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion or involuntary sterilization" (12).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Many victims did not report the crime for fear of social stigmatization, and various nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and academic studies estimated the total number of sexual assaults was seven to 10 times higher than the number reported to police. Some abused women chose not to report incidents to police due to social pressure not to disgrace their families" (11).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-DATA-1

"The approximately 703,000 foreign workers, primarily from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, were vulnerable to exploitation" (23).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from that of either parent" (12).
Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Benin, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, South Korea, South Sudan, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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Aug. 3, 2021, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia, Taiwan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-2

"Unlike at the male-dominated Al Fatah school, where women and girls as young as 5 are required to wear the niqab, thousands of mainly urban, middle-class women have made that choice for themselves. Leading the way is Indadari Mindrayanti, a clothing designer, who founded the Niqab Squad four years ago to promote wearing the veil. It now has nearly 6,000 members with chapters across Indonesia and in Malaysia and Taiwan. 'We really want to go to heaven, and so we sacrifice,' Ms. Indadari explained at a Niqab Squad equestrian and archery event near Jakarta. 'Part of our sacrifice is not showing our beauty and covering our body in an Islamic...more
Aug. 3, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia, Taiwan
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

"Unlike at the male-dominated Al Fatah school, where women and girls as young as 5 are required to wear the niqab, thousands of mainly urban, middle-class women have made that choice for themselves. Leading the way is Indadari Mindrayanti, a clothing designer, who founded the Niqab Squad four years ago to promote wearing the veil. It now has nearly 6,000 members with chapters across Indonesia and in Malaysia and Taiwan. 'We really want to go to heaven, and so we sacrifice,' Ms. Indadari explained at a Niqab Squad equestrian and archery event near Jakarta. 'Part of our sacrifice is not showing our beauty and covering our body in an Islamic...more
July 21, 2021, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: MARR-LAW-2

"Taiwan last year legalised same-sex marriages, following a 2017 landmark ruling by the constitutional court in favour of the move" (Para 14).