Tsai pledges reforms amid wave of MeToo cases
President Tsai Ing-wen has asked the cabinet to draft a series of gender equality reforms, amid a recent spate of sexual harassment accusations involving politicians from both the ruling and opposition parties.
Tsai says she has tasked Premier Chen Chien-jen to draft guidelines based on international law and consultations with experts, clearly defining what constitutes sexual harassment.
She also wants to "strengthen or build public powers to intervene", in cases where harassment accusations are not being adequately handled by employers.
The government will review and propose amendments to strengthen the Gender Equity Education Act.
Tsai has apologized for the mishandling of sexual misconduct complaints within the DPP, where she served as chairwoman for a long time, while noting that sexual harassment is a problem that affects all facets of life and society.