The steady rise of women in Taiwanese politics

Back in January, Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first ever female president. But that result wasn't a complete surprise, as women have been making great strides in the Taiwanese political sphere for years. Both the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Kuomintang have female leaders, while 38% of seats in parliament are held by women. So what's behind this more gender-balanced politics? Our team on the ground went to find out.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

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