Women legislators take up 42 percent of seats in the island's legislative body, making it the most equitable in Asia.
Date: February 01, 2020
By: Violet Law
Shouts of "Congratulations!" echoed through the narrow streets, and fans chased her down for selfies and autographs. Instinctually darting between Putonghua and Taiwanese, Kao, 39, was on her last thank-the-voters victory lap on the Lunar New Year break.
On Saturday, the three-term local councillor will be sworn in as a legislator. Kao and other women legislators take up 42 percent of the seats in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan, making it the most equitable in Asia. [FULL STORY]