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Three prominent women speak on the problems faced by women in Tibet's government-in-exile and address the history and progress of gender equality in Taiwan.
'Almost 50 years after Chi Cheng was subjected to crude sexual objectification in Taiwan's media, there is little to suggest the narrative has progressed that much.'
Meanwhile in homophobic Russia, a gay couple is currently in the lead in a competition to select the next stars to be featured on the company's catalogue cover.
Nearly one in five new brides in Taiwan is older than her husband. Many see this new phenomenon as the result of a more open-minded society and the impact of feminism.
Taiwan has the highest ratio of female legislators elected to the legislature in Asia at 38%, which has impressed officials from western countries that have a longer history of adopting democratic political systems.
Taoyuan will join the other five special municipalities in recognizing household registrations of same-sex relationships starting from March 14. The decision marks the city government’s respect for gender equality, basic human rights and same-sex relationships. Even though the registration will not be legally binding, it can be presented by gay couples as proof of a close relationship when dealing with complex legal disputes.