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2018/10/01 | TNL Staff

Saluting a Grieving Vietnamese Father After His Son's Tragic Taiwan Death

A social worker with a Taiwanese NGO reflects on helping a man through the impossible grief of losing his son to preventable police violence in a faraway land.

2017/04/28 | Bibek Bhandari

Migrant Worker’s Essay Strikes Chord With Chinese Masses

A rural woman’s personal story of struggle and survival has made her an instant literary celebrity.

2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall

Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing

The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.

2017/10/16 | Tamara Nair and Alan Chong

Marginalized Female Migrant Workers Prone to Radicalization

'Radicalization through religion need not be the more attractive path out of socio-economic disenchantment for marginalized women,' writes Tamara Nair and Alan Chong.

2018/07/25 | Nick Aspinwall

Fishery Protests Kick Off Human Trafficking Prevention Conference

A Taiwanese vessel docked in South Africa recently became the first to ever be detained under a new UN convention preventing labor abuse at sea. In Taipei, advocates are fed up.

2018/01/09 | Brian Hioe

Migrant Workers March for Better Conditions

Taiwan's migrant worker population is demanding greater say in policy that affects their lives in Taiwan and an end to the broker system.

2018/01/31 | Benny Hari Juliawan

From Hong Kong Migrant Workers to Women Leaders

They are not just domestic helpers hidden within the walls of fancy apartments, they are influential women leaders working for their own rights.

2015/12/09 | 阿Ken

Migrant Workers Call for Justice in Working as Long-Term Caretakers

For both family members and foreign caretakers, they work 14 hours a day, which lasts for an average of 10 years. In a long run, this is an enormous pressure both mentally and physically. However, the government and society do not see their plight.

2018/02/11 | Fu Danni

More Chinese Migrants Are Saying No to New Year

The Chinese tradition giving away money in red envelopes is keeping some migrant workers from their homes..

2016/03/24 | TNL 編輯

Indonesian Migrant Workers Reported to be Joining IS

Head of the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers warns several countries, including Taiwan, to be highly alert since some workers have already been reported to be part of the Islamic State (IS).

2018/05/24 | Nick Aspinwall

Welcome to Taiwan: Beatings, Bodies Dumped at Sea and a Culture of Maritime Abuse

Amid the release of a Greenpeace report chronicling cases of physical abuse and financial exploitation of migrant workers in Taiwan’s fishing industry, The News Lens reveals the commonplace practice of dumping bodies of deceased migrant fishermen at sea.

2016/05/30 | Edward White

Deal with Crooked Brokers and Soft Judges to Fix Human Trafficking

Taiwan’s anti-human trafficking system is failing to stem the flow of workers from Southeast Asia into exploitative working environments in Taiwan. An NGO leader who has helped thousands of victims is calling for change.