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March-09-98

Taiwanese Women Fear for Safety

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Modern Women’s Foundation released a survey reflecting the growing fear by Taiwanese women for their own public safety. The Foundation surveyed 1,097 women and found that 78.2 percent of the women were afraid for their safety when taking a taxi, and 60.7 percent of the women did not feel safe on public buses.

Taiwanese police have yet to solve the rape, murder, and disappearance of a female politician in 1996 who was last seen entering a taxi.

Media Resources: AP - March 8, 1998


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