The Hope Workers’ Center seeks to strengthen its support of migrant workers in Taiwan by affiliating with other organizations. We are blessed to have formed strong partnerships with organizations throughout the world. A collection of some of these organizations is below:
- Hsinchu Catholic Diocese
Hsinchu Catholic Diocese is the governing authority for the Roman Catholic Church in Hsinchu and surrounding areas. The Hope Workers’ Center is operated today by the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese and Bishop John Baptist Lee.
- Hsinchu Migrants and Immigrants Service Center (HMISC)
HMISC is a non-governmental organization based in Hsinchu, providing migrant workers with legal assistance and a shelter. The Hope Workers’ Center and HMISC are sister organizations, both founded by Columban priests and guided today by the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese.
- Vietnamese Migrant Workers and Brides Office (VMWBO)
VMWBO is a non-governmental organization based in Taoyuan, providing Vietnamese migrant workers and brides with legal assistance and shelter. The Hope Workers’ Center and VMWBO are sister organizations, both founded by Columban priests and guided today by the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese.
- Missionary Society of St. Columban
The Columbans are a society of missionaries, both priests and lay people, who minister to people throughout the world by witnessing to the universal love of God. The Hope Workers’ Center was founded by Columbans in 1986 and Columban missionaries continue to serve in important roles on our staff today.
- United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR)
The OHCHR is a branch of the United Nations that investigates and combats human-rights abuses in the world. The Hope Workers’ Center has attended previous meetings of the OHCHR and we continue to maintain relationships there.
- International Labour Organization (ILO)
The ILO is a branch of the United Nations that advocates internationally for just labor practices and promotes social justice. The Hope Workers’ Center has attended previous meetings of the ILO and we continue to maintain relationships there.
- Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)
The GFMD consists of states throughout the world, organized to multilaterally confront the issues of migration and development. The Hope Workers’ Center has sent staff to past GFMD meetings and continues to take interest in the policy discussions by the organization.
- Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)
MFA is a network of non-governmental organizations, associations, and trade unions throughout Asia that join together to advance the rights and welfare of migrant workers. The Hope Workers’ Center maintains a position on MFA’s board of directors and works closely with fellow board members.
- Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT)
MENT is a network of NGOs in Taiwan that seeks to influence national policy toward migrant workers. The Hope Workers’ Center helped to found this organization and continues to shape the direction of its mission today.