Social Welfare Programs for Women

According to the Article 4 in the Additional Articles of the Constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the number of elected female members on each party’s list shall not be less than one-half of the total number. According to the Article 33 in the Local Government Act, in the event there are a total of four special municipality councilors, county/ city councilors, and township/ city representatives to be elected by an electoral district, there should be one female among the elected. If the total number of those to be elected exceeds four, an additional female shall be among the elected for every additional four persons elected. 1

Globally, “trans or non-binary -identified” males already took females’ seats and excluded female candidates from elections.


Taiwan

TAPCPR
2014

In the UN’s “The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)”, the definition that “the elimination of discrimination against women” is the differentiation, exclusion, and limitation which are based on sex. However, Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) regarded trans women as biological women in its shadow report to Taiwan’s government.

Trans Women was regarded as biological women by TAPCPR in its shadow report on CEDAW
Source: TAPCPR’s Shadow Report on CEDAW
MOL
Febuary, 2022
Taiwan News

In Nov. 2021, a transsexual woman applied for menstrual leave to her company. As a result, the company consulted with the local government and Minister of Labor (MOL).
In Feb. 2022, the result was out: A menstrual leave is granted for the fact that a menstrual cycle occurs; therefore, it is not applied to transsexual women who do not have uteruses.。

Menstrual leave not applicable to transgender women: Taiwan Ministry of Labor MOL’s Explanation

How will Taiwan’s future look like?

Females’ Seats Are Taken

Females’ seats are legislated for the achievement of equality in a constitutional democracy; also, women are enabled to attend and supervise in units at all levels as well as various groups. Trans women’s sex and lived experience are significantly different from women’s. Thus, if they take females’ seats, those women who are vulnerable will be almost invisible.

  • According to the Article 4 in the Additional Articles of the Constitution of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the number of elected female members on each party’s list shall not be less than one-half of the total number.1
  • According to the Article 33 in the Local Government Act, in the event there are a total of four special municipality councilors, county/ city councilors, and township/ city representatives to be elected by an electoral district, there should be one female among the elected. If the total number of those to be elected exceeds four, an additional female shall be among the elected for every additional four persons elected.

Females’ Social Welfare Programs Are Taken

It is likely that males will take or exploit females’ social welfare programs like employment and care. It is predictable that women have to try harder to gain those resources. For example:


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