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Taiwan Ranks First In Asia In Terms Of Gender Equality

Taiwan ranks first in all of Asia in terms of gender equality due its higher percentage of female participation in politics according to Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). Taiwan is also placed eighth in the world in that category.

Gender equality is having equality for both men and women which are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without limitation. It means that the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of both men and women are considered and favored equally.

DGBAS came up with the criteria using the Gender Inequality Index set by United nations Development Programme as it measures the inequality between male and female achievements in three areas, (1) reproductive health, (2) empowerment, (3) labor market.

Although Taiwan is not a member of the UN, DGBAS calculated the score using the UN index, Taiwan placed eight in the world and first in Asia. High scores due to female participation in politics. Sweden ranked first followed by Denmark, Switzerland and Netherlands.

Gender equality does not identify that men and women are the same but with equal treatment with rights, responsibilities and opportunities does not depend on whether you are a male or female.

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