IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(11): 702-708 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.911

Spatial Justice: Creating a Unisex Restrooms in Taiwan

Chihyuan Chang
Abstract—This study recommended that Taiwan’s unisex restroom designs, on the basis of building usage types and public usage characteristics, be divided into single and complex types in order to adapt to local conditions. In addition, in furthering the use of unisex restrooms, governments should not only consider the standpoint of the user (such as male, female, transgender) in design and planning, but also take into account general users’ experience. Based on the concepts of the United Nations’ “Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women" for the elimination of discrimination against women (such as elderly or handicapped women), equality of acquiring resources and gender-equal rights, the unisex restroom indeed needs to be set and the State should take appropriate measures to protect the rights of women.

Index Terms—Unisex restroom, all-gender restroom, gender neutral restroom, spatial justice.

Chihyuan Chang is with the Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan (e-mail: changcy@abri.gov.tw)

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Cite: Chihyuan Chang, "Spatial Justice: Creating a Unisex Restrooms in Taiwan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 702-708, 2017.

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