Women police in Taiwan

This article provides some historical background on women in Taiwan policing. The first female cadets joined in 1947, but roles were limited: “protecting women and children, household registration, checking on the welfare of adopted daughters and sex workers, general security, conducting traffic and investigating cases related to women and children.” It was not until 1973 that women were admitted to Central Police University, and the first woman was appointed to the level of bureau chief in 2003. Today women make up 10.6% of police, up from just 3.6% in 2004.

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