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Contents of the Basic Principles

1. Political Participation
(1) Central government should establish a gender equality mechanism.
(2) Increase womens political participation rate to 40%.
(3) Emphasize gender equality in governmental civil service system.
(4) Establish democratic mechanisms among governmental departments and encourage  female representatives.
(5) Encourage women to participate in international affairs.

2. Labor and Economy
(1) Implement the Gender Equality in Employment Law and Employment Service Law; lift barriers which prevent from women entering the labor market; create a woman-friendly working environment.
(2) Assist women who want to start their own business; identify the barriers that hinder female entrepreneurship and discuss the strategies to overcome  them.
(3) Adopt flexible working hours for working women with special needs.
(4) Provide more family care facilities so that women can work and accumulate their human capital.
(5) Improve research analysis of womens participation in the labor force and encourage women to invest in labor market.

3. Welfare and Depart from Poverty
(1) Establish a caretaking welfare system.
(2) Combine interests with fully employed women and promote family- support services.
(3) Establish an economic security system for elderly women.
(4) Help minority women depart from poverty.
(5) Personnel and budget increase for welfare institutions.

4. Education and Culture
(1) The urgent need to pass the Gender Equity in Education Law (draft) for equal educational rights.
(2) Review and revise related regulations to implement gender-equal educational policies.
(3) Actively research in womens studies and support talented women in cultural arts.
(4) Ceremonies or rituals which discriminate women should be reformed.
(5)Terminate gender and ethnic discrimination through the mass media.

5. Health Care and Medicine
         Health care policies, medical ethics and education should respect gender differences.
 Stress the importance of sex education, awareness of the female body and self, and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted  pregnancies.
 Gender is an important factor in health care policies- making.
 Create a woman-friendly medical environment and respect the medical needs of women.
 National health insurance should cover the needs of all women of region, class, gender and race.
 Active research in regards to womens health care and diseases.
 Review and revise the medical system for women.
 Recognize womens contributions to health care; provide them with resources and rewards.
6. Personal Security
         Personnel and budget increase in professional institutions; implementation of personal security for women policies.
 Different policies to suit the different needs of women of age and social status.
 Women should be a part of the decision making in social security mechanism.
 Gradually increase female participation in policy-making in the police force.
 Stronger public-security environment to insure the safety of women.
 Amend the Domestic Violence Prevention Law, establish gender equality criteria.
 Strictly regulate the police, the judicial courts, the medical, education and social establishments to leak any information regarding the victim to the press.


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