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We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

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Teng Ru-Wen Trial and Domestic Violence Prevention Act

Suffering from long-term domestic violence and the fact that she and her sister were repeatedly raped by her husband, Teng Ru-Wen couldn't stand it and killed her husband. In the trial, many women's rights NGOs supported her case. In the end, she was sentenced 3 years in prison. Her case catalyzied the Congress to pass the Domestic Violence Prevention Act on June 24, 1998, the first such law in Asia.

#Femicide#Legal Case#System Reformation#Woman Politician