Date: January 18, 2016
ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said Jan. 15 that significant headway has
been achieved in promoting gender equality in Taiwan, with the government bringing the country’s related practices in line with global standards.
“Taiwan is enhancing women’s rights on all fronts,” Ma said. “Such progress is illustrated by the nation’s fifth-place global ranking based on the criteria of the 2013 Gender Inequality Index by U.N. Development Program.
“Other achievements include enactment of the Enforcement Act of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in 2011, as well as domestication of five other U.N. conventions on human rights protection.” [FULL STORY]