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Safety and Protection

  • Tittle: Zero tolerance of violence—A glance at the dilemma faced by migrant women subject to domestic violence
  • UpdateDate: 2021.01.20      

According to statistics from local authorities, there are over 16,000 migrants in Miaoli as of December, 2020, demonstrating that they have become an important part of Miaoli's population. The Miaoli Domestic Violence Prevention Center has documented some 24,821 cases of domestic violence, from which cases involving female migrants constitute 616,98. So it's clear that domestic violence against migrant women has become an issue that deserves close attention from the public.

Given language barriers and cultural constraints, many migrant women are faced with communication issues when it comes to domestic division of labor, the relationship between mother- and daughter-in-law, raising children, jeopardizing their marriage and leading to potential physical violence, among many other things. Most migrant women choose to put up with the violence or deal with it passively because they have limited, if any, Chinese proficiency and knowledge of the local legal system, perhaps also few, if at all, friends or relatives here in Taiwan, making them a vulnerable social group. 

Miaoli government officials are calling on the public to call 110 or 113 if they become aware of any violence against migrants or report the incident on our Social Safety Network "e-Care". Reported incidents will be assigned to our associates in corresponding categories so that those in need will promptly receive care and services. It is everyone's responsibility to care for each other to build a safe, and harmonious society. 

 

Incidents may be filed by:

 

  • Calling the Miaoli Government Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Center on 037-360995
  • Visiting the Miaoli Social Safety Network  ecare.mohw.gov.tw 
  • Calling 110 or 119

Calling the Domestic Violence Hotline on 113, with interpretation available in English, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Cambodian and Japanese (beginning August 10, 2020)