Here is a list of my major collaborating agencies in Taiwan. Locations include: The Greater Taipei Area, Bade Taoyuan, Nantou, LiuChia Tainan, MeiNung Kaohsiung, Kaohisung City and PingTong.
南洋臺灣姊妹會 TransAsia Sisters Association, Taiwan (TASAT)
Developed from the “Foreign Brides Chinese Literacy Program” founded at Meinung Township in Kaohsiung in 1995, the TASAT was officially established in 2003 in Kaohsiung with another branch office in Taipei City. It is the first and largest grass-root NGO working with female marriage migrants in Taiwan. The objectives of TASAT are to help the immigrant women break away from isolation and become an active participant in the society. Currently, a majority of staffs in both Kaohsiung and Taipei office are marriage migrants from Southeast Asia.
新事社會服務中心 The Rerum Novarum Center- Taipei and Nantou Office
A Catholic social institute established in 1971 in Taipei, the Rerum Novarum Center provides employment services to indigenous workers, legal aid service, counseling and social service, education and support groups to migrant workers and marriage migrants.
賽珍珠基金會 The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Taipei Taiwan
The PSBF in Taipei Taiwan was established in 1968 for the purpose of serving children fathered by American soldiers. In 1999, in recognition of diminished American presence and increasing influx of foreign brides, the PSBF-TT started to provide services to inter-racial families and especially to such single parents, in order to transcend cultural differences and to resolve conflicts. Their services include: Immigration documentation and citizenship assistance, support group for foreign spouses, multi-language hot line services, etc.
天主教越南外勞配偶辦公室 Vietnamese Migrant Workers & Brides Office (VMWBO) & Taiwan Alliance to Combat Trafficking (TaiwanACT)
The Vietnamese Migrant Workers & Brides Office (VMWBO) was established in 2004 under the auspices of the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese of Taiwan. The office is run by Reverend Nguyen Peter Van Hung. VMWBO provides direct services such as: housing via three shelters, counseling, legal assistance, mediation, interpretation and translation. VMWBO is dedicated to policy advocacy work with respective Governments and NGOs to affect change at the systemic level.
四方報 Four-Way Voice
Founded in 2006 by the late Lihpao's Dr. Lucie Cheng, 4-Way Voice has expanded to become the "paper Facebook" for today's 600,000 Taiwan migrant workers and migrant brides. Published monthly in Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, and Chinese, 4-Way Voice continues to strive to give Southeast Asian migrants a voice and better rights in Taiwan.
臺南牧德關懷協會 Tainan Mute Caring Association
高雄基督教家庭協談中心 Kaohsiung Christian Family Counseling Center
I fully appreciate the support and guidance from the above organizations during my fieldwork in Taiwan.