HRC Launched Our First Online Workshop on Empowering Taiwanese Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers

「好雇主的線上工作坊」- 憫研顧問的第一場中文線上工作坊(繁體中文與下一場工作坊的報名方式詳見下方) On 16th November 2021, HRC has launched our first mandarin online workshop “Employing a Migrant Domestic Worker: How to Become a Lawful Employer in Taiwan”. There is a rising demand for long-term care (LTC) in Taiwan in recent years as its population continued to age. Without a sufficient local domestic nursing workforce andContinue reading “HRC Launched Our First Online Workshop on Empowering Taiwanese Employers of Migrant Domestic Workers”

Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Algeria – HRC’s Second Research Project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

HRC has begun our second research project with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) – Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts – for the Case Study on Algeria. The study is part of BIICL’s “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts” project funded by the United States Government and features 14 case studies. Information about HRC’s previousContinue reading “Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts in Algeria – HRC’s Second Research Project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)”

“Memiliki Koneksi Internet merupakan bagian dari Hak Asasi Manusia” – Sudah Waktunya untuk Memperbolehkan Pekerja di Laut untuk Terhubung

 “Ketika saya bekerja sebagai nelayan di suatu kapal, saya tidak mampu untuk menghubungi keluarga saya selama 10 bulan karena tidak ada sinyal maupun koneksi internet di atas kapal” Seorang teman Indonesia menyampaikan hal ini kepada saya semalam, “terdapat seperangkat telepon satelit di atas kapal, tetapi itu hanya bisa digunakan oleh nahkoda dan kepala kamar mesin.Continue reading ““Memiliki Koneksi Internet merupakan bagian dari Hak Asasi Manusia” – Sudah Waktunya untuk Memperbolehkan Pekerja di Laut untuk Terhubung”

“Having Internet Connection is a Human Right” – It’s About Time to Allow Workers at Sea to be Connected

 “When I was working as a fisherman on a vessel, I had once been unable to contact my family for ten months because there was neither signal nor internet connection onboard.” An Indonesian friend of mine told me last night, “There is a set of satellite phones onboard, but that’s only for use of theContinue reading ““Having Internet Connection is a Human Right” – It’s About Time to Allow Workers at Sea to be Connected”

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Urges its Supply Chain Partners to Protect Rights of Migrant Workers under the Pandemic

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), one of the largest semiconductor firms worldwide, has announced the statement “Supply Chains Partners Should Ensure the Human Rights Protection During the Pandemic” on 26th July, which particularly centred on the rights of migrant workers being employed by its subsidiaries and partner firms. The management guidance on migrantContinue reading “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Urges its Supply Chain Partners to Protect Rights of Migrant Workers under the Pandemic”

Backing Down from the Zero-Payment Policy – Indonesian Government Introducing New Finance Plan for Migrant Workers

To prevent Indonesian workers from being employed abroad be debt-bonded, in the past few months, the Indonesian government had held formal conversations with the destination countries’ governments that are recruiting Indonesian workers as blue-collar migrant workers, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. Jakarta has introduced a zero-payment policy that requires foreign employers, instead of IndonesianContinue reading “Backing Down from the Zero-Payment Policy – Indonesian Government Introducing New Finance Plan for Migrant Workers”

HRC research project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts – National Research Consultants for the case study on Bahrain

مشروع بحثي لاستشارات البحوث الانسانية (HRC) والمعهد البريطاني للقانون الدولي والقانون المقارن حول محددات جهود مكافحة الإتجار بالبشر استشاريين وباحثين وطنيين لدراسة حالة البحرين *Arabic translation below الترجمة العربية أدناه The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is implementing a research project on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts. This project aims at answeringContinue reading “HRC research project with British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)on the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts – National Research Consultants for the case study on Bahrain”

Celebrating the Establishment of the Second Migrant Fishermen’s Union in Taiwan

After two years of preparation, Keelung Migrant Fishermen Union (KMFU), the second migrant fishermen’s union in Taiwan, was successfully established on 7th February 2021. Various stakeholders, attended the press conference to celebrate the grand establishment of this union. Including legislators, officers from the National Immigration Agency, and the representatives from NGOs such as the TaiwanContinue reading “Celebrating the Establishment of the Second Migrant Fishermen’s Union in Taiwan”

New Project – Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Plan International SAFE Seas project

HRC will start working with Plan International on the consultancy assignment of “Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Indonesia and Foreign Fishing Vessels”, as part of the SAFE Seas (The Safeguarding Against and Addressing Fishers’ Exploitation at Sea) Project.  The SAFE Seas Project focuses on improving enforcement to combat labor exploitation and decreasing the social constructsContinue reading “New Project – Labour Supply Chain Mapping for Plan International SAFE Seas project”