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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.

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).

2018/01/09 | 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.

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.

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.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

HIV-Positive Migrant Worker Dispute Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

An employment dispute involving the treatment of an HIV-infected migrant worker in Taiwan has sparked controversy.

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..

2016/07/26 | Edward White

Stranded Vietnamese Waiting for Answers After Kinmen Bridge Contract Canned

'People are still stranded': Vietnamese men brought to Kinmen to construct a major bridge project remain in crowded living quarters on the island and waiting for new jobs in Taiwan. Several of them are victims of human trafficking schemes, and are accruing interest on illegal debts owed to brokers.

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.

2016/08/09 | Austin Chad Willhoft

Abuse of Migrant Workers in Taiwan Regular: NGO

‘We see many cases of sexual abuse, harassment or inappropriate contact. Most migrant workers don’t ask for help because if they talk to their broker, they will be threatened to be sent back to their home country.’

2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses

The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.

2016/08/12 | Austin Chad Willhoft

NGO Bridges Gap between SEA Migrant Workers and Taiwanese Employers

With nearly 600,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan, cultural and language barriers leave many workers and employers frustrated. The One-Forty Foundation believes it has the answer.

2020/07/11 | TNL Staff

Singapore’s Ruling Party Wins Crisis Election, But Opposition Gains

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins the general election again, continuing its uninterrupted streak. But it was also a massive victory for the opposition Worker's Party, which may hold over 10 percent of the parliament seats for the first time.

2018/08/06 | 讀者投書

OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Modernize Its Views on Migrant Workers

Taiwan is a major employer of Southeast Asian migrant workers. We spoke with Archie, who has toiled in a factory for six years, and found a man not in the least bit deserving of the scorn and vitriol so often directed towards foreign workers in Taiwan.

2020/05/22 | Kirsten Han

Will Singapore Search for Its Soul After Covid-19?

Covid-19 has given us many reasons to be pessimistic that Singapore will change, but there's hope.

2016/09/23 | Edward White

Indonesia’s Migrant Maid Moratorium Creates New Avenues for Mid-East Trafficking

A moratorium on Indonesian women traveling to work in the Middle East is creating new avenues for exploitation.

2020/07/29 | Mongabay

Arrests in Indonesia Probe Into Latest Case of Labor Abuses on Chinese Fishing Boats

Following a spate of revelations about Indonesian workers suffering abusive conditions on board Chinese fishing boats, Indonesian authorities have opened three investigations into at least six deaths.

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.