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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.
2016/08/25 | Edward White
OP-ED: Time for Taiwanese Politicians to Take Migrant Issues Seriously
One in every 10 school children in Taiwan is the child of a migrant worker. How much longer can politicians afford to turn a blind eye to the many problems facing migrants?
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.
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.’
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.
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.
2016/06/29 | Edward White
Taiwan Human Trafficking Activists Await Key U.S. Report
Human trafficking: While the government will hope Taiwan can enjoy its seventh-year straight as a ‘Tier 1’ country, activists in the front lines of what they say is a worsening problem hope Taiwan’s ranking will be downgraded.
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.
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).
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.