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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.

2018/04/27 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan Labor Ministry's Brokerage Evaluation Sparks Concern

The labor agency's yearly assessment of migrant worker broker firms is underway, but a recent protest has renewed sentiments that the brokerage system is unethical by design.

2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall

Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards

Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment

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..

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.

2018/01/18 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Making Remittances Easier for Asia's Migrant Workers

EMQ has made remittances easier in Hong Kong and now aims to expand into payments as it deepens its network in Asia and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.’

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.