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Report: Taiwan tops Asian countries in gender equality

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In the 2021 Gender at a Glance in R.O.C. (Taiwan) report published Tuesday by the Executive Yuan's Department of Gender Equality (DGE), Taiwan moved up three notches this year to place sixth globally and first in Asia. The rankings are based on five indicators in the three dimensions of productive health, empowerment and the labor market as used by the U.N. Development Programme to compile the 2019 Gender Inequality Index.

According to the DGE, the Gender at a Glance report monitors how men and women are treated differently in various domains in Taiwan. The Executive Yuan uses this information to make improvements in those areas and to promote important gender issues, such as eliminating gender stereotypes and biases, strengthening public child care, empowering women economically, and increasing their participation in decision-making processes. Aside from bringing gender perspectives into the implementation of government policies and programs, these efforts highlight gender-specific difficulties and needs, and help to create a just society that respects diversity and gender equality.

The 2021 Gender at a Glance report is available on the DGE website at https://gec.ey.gov.tw/Page/8996A23EDB9871BE.

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