Parliament has strengthened three laws on harassment and abuse but activists say deference to elders is holding back progress

When Judy* saw the wave of MeToo accusations filling her newsfeeds, her first thought was “finally”. She had long hoped that Taiwan would join the pushback against sexual harassment and abuse that first exploded overseas half a decade ago.

“Me and lots of my friends have faced sexual harassment, and even worse situations before,” Judy tells the Guardian in Taipei. “Finally we started to have some focus on this topic.”

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