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Feminists Calling For Female Candidates For Presidents of the Legislative Yuan


After the 2016 elections, Taiwan not only elected the country’s first female president, but also a parliament consisting of 38.1% female members. Feminist groups, therefore, call for the DPP to consider female candidates for president and vice-president of the Legislative Yuan.


Japan Supreme Court Rules the Law on Surnames of Married Couples to be Constitutional


Although the law does not request wives to take their husbands' surnames, but since the Japanese society is deeply influenced by a male-dominant mindset, 96% of married women have given up their maiden names after getting married.

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