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HUMAN RIGHTS/REFUGEES ¤ MISC./REGIONAL


Human Rights/Refugees

Gay & Lesbian Resources

  • Gender/Sexuality Rights Association Taiwan (G/S RAT) We are a group of people who have long been concerned with and worked for gender issues and sexual rights. “We” includes lesbians and gays, transgendered persons, multi-sexuals, sexual dissidents, gender/sexual rights activists, AIDS activists, human rights activists, students, lawyers, teachers. Among our core workforce are several experienced social movement activists whose trajectories began in liberal women’s groups and later moved on to more focused work with gender and sexual minority rights issues.
    Our goal is to dismantle the discrimination and oppression of gender and sexual minorities in the social institutions of the family, the education system, politics, the economy and the law. We aim to collectively struggle against dominant culture’s ignorance of and refusal to see the gender and sexual rights of gender rebels and sexual dissidents.

Indigenous People

  • Atayal ATAYAL is a non-political organization committed to providing the indigenous peoples of Taiwan with economically and environmentally sustainable opportunities in a world market. By facilitating the development of the unique culture into marketable assets overseas with education and fair trade practices, we are expanding the possibility for the indigenous people of Taiwan to embrace and value their heritage in the modern day world, preserving it for future generations.
  • The Taiwan Aboriginal Rights Webpage The Aboriginal Peoples of Taiwan are the First Nations of Taiwan. They number approximately 400,000 or about 1.7% of Taiwan's 22 million people. (A proportion similar to that of Australia or Canada) Taiwan's First Nations were independent before Taiwan was invaded by outsiders. Contrary to the propaganda of the People's Republic of China (PRC) or the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan is only a recent addition to the Chinese Empire, with colonization beginning in 1624. Taiwan First Nations armed resistance to outside invaders only ended in the 1930s following the Japanese Imperial army's suppression of the Wushe Uprising by the Sediq First Nation which included the use of poison gas attacks.
    Today Taiwan's Aboriginal Peoples suffer under the same sorts of conditions of internal colonism that has been inflicted on Aboriginal peoples in countries such as Australia, Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
    This page is a compilation of articles and news from various sources regarding Taiwan's Aboriginal Peoples.

Women

  • Taipei Association for the Promotion of Women's Rights (TAPWR) Taiwan's continued economic growth for the past 30 some years has seen significant changes in society, including the traditional role of women in society. New challenges erupted as a result: Higher educational levels, more economic independence... Women are no longer "left without a choice." As society advanced, and with more individual flexibility, it is only natural for all of us to expect equal rights for both men and women. However, problems involving sexual violence, marriage violence, and occupational inequalities continue to exist. The economic deprivation and loneliness women suffer, as well as the drop in the number of female infants still depict a scenery of unfairness, and leaves much to be desired or achieved.
  • Taiwan Women Web Women have been long in the situation of less access to information and little chance to speak for themselves than men. This results in women's little awareness of their human rights that they do not know to fight for that. However, without strong financial and political support, women can hardly break through these difficulties to get out of their poor situation.
    Internet is a useful medium for education. Hence, to build up an on-line database that covers information of both practical and academic for women provides women the best way to access information for self-development. The information contains health care, living, laws, family relationship, book reviews, featured issues, and feminist discourses as well as information of social services provided by government departments and non-governmental organizations.

Misc./Regional

  • Idealist Organizations in Taiwan. Idealist allows organizations - whether they have a Website or not - to enter and update information about their services, volunteer opportunities, job openings, internships, upcoming events, and any material or publication they have produced.

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