Taiwan on par with international standards in promoting women’s rights
In order to strengthen the concept of “women’s rights are human rights” as a social consensus and basic value, through the collective efforts of civil society and government authorities, in 2007, the President signed and promulgated the accession of the CEDAW, indicating that Taiwan is legally bound to follow all women’s right regulations issued by the United Nations.
CEDAW: Taiwan Initial Report Symposium
The government completed the initial CEDAW country report in 2009 and invited ex-CEDAW members to Taiwan for considering the report in the “CEDAW: Taiwan Initial Report Symposium". In the same year, women organizations also published a first-ever NGO shadow report.
Enforcement Act of CEDAW
In 2011, the Legislative Yuan promulgated the Enforcement Act of CEDAW, and therefore mandated all government agencies to adopt necessary legislative or administrative measures to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Thus far, the government has converted the CEDAW into important guidelines for the respect, protection, promotion and fulfilling of women’s equal rights. Women’s rights have become common objectives across political spectrum and basic values shared by our society.
Implementation of CEDAW in Taiwan