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Pauline Geyer

Pauline Geyer is an intern at Asia Centre. She is studying International Relations and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt, Germany with a particular focus on security issues regarding Asia. In 2019, she spent her gap year in Malaysia, which aroused her interest in Southeast Asian history and politics. To brighten her understanding of Asian cultures and political relations, she studied as an exchange student at the Department of Political Science at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. In the next academic year, she will pursue her master’s studies in the dual degree program between SciencesPo Paris and Peking University in the field of International Security.

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Is Taiwan a democracy like the others? Female Power in Taiwanese Politics • Pauline Geyer


Pauline Geyer is a sparker at Asia Centre. This program aims to coach young specialists of Asia and allow them to post analysis for Asia Centre. Pauline’s paper dives in the Taiwanese politics and female power’s place in this democracy.

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Taiwan’s political landscape in 2024 showcases significant strides in female representation and leadership. Following the re-election of President Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan elected its second female vice president, Hsiao Bi-khim. The 2024 legislative elections saw an impressive 41.59% of seats occupied by women, far surpassing global and Asian averages.

This progress stems from sustained efforts, including legal reforms, civil society advocacy, and the growing influence of women across sectors. Key figures like Annette Lu and Chen Chu paved the way for these achievements, underscoring the historical and cultural roots of Taiwan’s commitment to gender equality in politics. Structural changes, such as the implementation of gender quotas, have played a crucial role in increasing female participation, though challenges remain in achieving full gender parity in executive positions. Taiwan’s journey offers valuable insights for other nations seeking to enhance women’s political representation and create more inclusive governance.