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Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC
Gender Analysis
Image of Women in Chinese Taipei
Marriage and Family
Economic security and welfares
Personal Security
Participations in Society and Politics
Comparisons with Other Countries
Involvement of Women in APEC
Sex-Disaggregated Data

I: Political Participation

22.16% (39) of legislators elected in 2001 are women; 32.69% (22) of elected Taipei Representatives are women; 22.73%% (10) of elected Kaohsiung Representatives are women and 22.01% of representatives elected in other cities/counties are women.  Upon taking the reins by Democratic Progressive Party in 2000, in addition to having the female Vice President, number of female cabinet members was raised to one quarter, making the female participated rank in politics highest in Asia.

Sources:Major Indexes on Two Sexes in Taiwan, DGBS, Executive Yuan

The elected rates for “one person elected” elections such as President (2000), Mayors in Yuan- administered cities (2002), Mayors and Magistrates (2001) and Town Chiefs 2002) are quite low for women at 0%, 0%, 8.7% and 5.9%.

In the 13 newly incumbent Judges of the Judicial Yuan in 2003, 3 were women at 23%.  The new Examination Committee members at the Examination Yuan had 3 women (16%) in the total 19 members.  There are currently 22 Control Yuan members with 2 women at 9%.

Among the 22 Central Standing Committee Members of Kuomintang, there are 31 (71%) men with 9 (29%) women; among that of Democratic Progressive Party, there are 12 (86%) men with 2 women (14%).

55.7% of the people who passed the civil servant examinations in 2000 with 44.3% of men.  41.52% of total civil servants are women.

The percentage of administration personnel in the government rose to 10.7% in 2002 from 8.46% in 1999; women at high rankings of selected appointment or equal to selected appointment rank (Classes 10-14) rose to 16.20% from 11.90% as well.  The rate of women in middle or lower ranks also climbed at 44.06% and 55.15% respectively in 2000.  Female contract employees were at 68.07%.

Sources: Major Indexes on Two Sexes in Taiwan, DGBS, Executive Yuan

None of the 9 committees in the Council of Indigenous Peoples was woman in 2003 (with three in the previous Commission).  There was only one woman in the 16 concurrent committees.  Out of the 55 Town Chiefs, there are only 2 women.  Only 9 from the 25 cities/counties have Bureau of Aborigines and no chiefs are women.

In the 10 aborigine legislators in 2002, only 2 are women.  This indicates the miserable participation rate of aborigine women in politics.

II Voluntary Services

The government actively promoted voluntary services between 1995 and 2001.  59,000 people registered with 41,000 women at 70%.

Sources:Statistics made by Ministry of Interior
From the investigation in 2001, 11.0% of voluntary workers were women aged over 20, higher than 10.0% of men.  Female voluntary workers were mainly involved in educational services while men in environmental protection and community services.


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