Tsai commits to higher labor force participation rate for women

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/14
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Romulo Huang

Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday that raising Taiwan’s labor

President Tsai Ing-wen

President Tsai Ing-wen

participation rate for women is one of her administration’s main priorities so that women have more opportunities to participate in Taiwan’s social, economic and political development.

Speaking at an executive committee meeting of the International Council of Women held in Taipei, Tsai said she hopes to achieve the goal by putting in place policies that will loosen the existing social structure.

Progress is already being made in that direction, she said.

Gender equality has become a mainstream movement in Taiwan, the president said, and Taiwan has presented reports in accordance with the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on two occasions.    [FULL  STORY]

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