Tsai aims to boost female workforce

SOCIAL CHANGE:The government needs to instill concepts of gender equality in its policies to help society transition and encourage women’s participation, Tsai said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 09, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Sacrificing their careers to take on a caretaker role is not only unfair to women, but also

President Tsai Ing-wen, center, attends a ceremony for the Outstanding Young Women Awards in Taipei to celebrate Women’s Day yesterday. Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

a national loss, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, pledging to remove all hurdles to increase female participation in the workplace.

Speaking at an event in Taipei organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to celebrate International Women’s Day, Tsai said that while women have demonstrated remarkable skills in various areas, they are constrained in the workplace because of insufficient government support.

As the burden of caregiving mostly falls on women, many feel compelled to give up their jobs to care for children or family members, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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