The Hope Workers’ Center serves as an advocacy organization in Taiwan, pushing for just treatment of all people. Our advocacy programs operate on two tracks–directed at affecting policy on the national level in Taiwan and also at providing personal legal advocacy to each individual who seeks our help.
On an individual level, our staff of caseworkers continue to provide professional advocacy for those migrant workers who seek our help. Our caseworkers are experts in Taiwan Law. If you are unsure of your rights as a worker or if you feel that your rights have been violated, we are always available to help. Do not forget that you have rights!
Contact the Hope Workers Center today to inquire about you can become involved in our national lobbying initiatives or how we can support your case in the legal system.
Lobbying of National Policy
On the national level, we are a member of Migrants’ Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT), a group we helped to found that seeks to influence legislation that affects migrants to Taiwan. On the international level, we are also a member of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a group that seeks to influence migration policy. Hope Workers’ Center was a founding member of MFA in 1994, and has taken part in MFA delegations to the United Nations Human Rights Council (OHCHR), International Labor Conference (ILO), Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), and many other international conferences. (See our affiliated organizations here.)
Many of our national lobbying initiatives have been met with success in the past: we rallied for higher minimum wages, we protested the government’s unfair exit policy for foreign workers, and we demonstrated to uphold caregivers’ rights as workers. We continue to push for legislation that would end the corrupt broker system in Taiwan and recognize as legal workers the 200,000-plus caregivers already employed in Taiwan. Follow our social media posts (both Facebook and Twitter) to receive updates on our lobbying efforts and to discover ways in which you can help.