Taiwan’s MeToo Movement: New Laws and Ongoing Challenges

Taiwan’s new sexual harassment laws, seen as a first step in addressing the MeToo reckoning in the country, have sparked both hope and criticism. While the amendments require workplaces to establish reporting channels and investigate complaints, activists argue that they fall short in addressing sexual harassment outside of the workplace and within religious institutions. The laws also extend the statute of limitations and prohibit romantic relationships between educators and students. Despite the progress, there is a need for societal attitudes to change through gender education and the cultivation of a culture that supports victims rather than blaming them.