文/菲律賓移工團體移工國際台灣分會（Migrante Taiwan）、印尼移工團體印尼工人團結聯盟( Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia, ATKI)和桃園市群眾服務協會
2014年，移工國際(Migrante International)台灣分會與印尼工人團結聯盟( Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia ;ATKI)響應了台灣第一場以移工為主體的OBR運動。
2.禁止仲介浮濫收費，要求菲辦(Manila Economic and Cultural Office;MECO)停止認證違反勞動契約的工資切結書。
移工國際(Migrante International)台灣分會、印尼工人團結聯盟( Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia ;ATKI)、桃園群眾服務協會
Taiwan Migrants Dance/Rise For Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women
This dance mob/mass action led by Migrante Taiwan in cooperation with Serve the People Association (SPA) and Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia Taiwan (ATKI-Taiwan) is part of our active participation in the global dance campaign called One Billion Rising for Revolution. (OBR).
Started in 2013, the OBR is a global dance movement initiated to raise awareness and campaign against all forms of violence against women. Migrante Taiwan has been participating in the OBR since 2014 as part of its campaign to advance the rights and welfare of women migrant workers in Taiwan.
Violence committed against women includes various forms of abuses that women migrant workers experience in Taiwan. Take the case of many caregivers here who are vulnerable to sexual and physical abuse, exploitation, long working hours with meager salaries, underpayment, and continually being 24 hours on call.
The slave-like condition of women migrant workers in Taiwan is no isolated case. This situation is shared and experienced by other women and migrant workers in other countries.
We also raise the alarm on the continued exploitation committed by brokers and agencies on migrant workers here in Taiwan and everywhere. We have documented cases of overcharging, harassment and all forms of problems that stem out from this system that only exploits and profits from the migrant workers.
We demand attention and support from the Philippine government, Indonesian government as well as relevant authorities of Taiwan, as we call for stronger protection of women migrant workers from any and all forms of harm and abuse.
Similarly, we demand the Philippine government and Indonesian government to address and find solutions to problems continually confronting migrant workers. More than ever, they should develop mechanisms to ensure protection of migrant workers, especially women, while abrogating oppressive policies and fees like the terminal fee, overseas employment certificate and the terminal fee.
Women migrant workers everywhere deserve better – we are more than just objects or robots. We have rights, concerns and our very own dignity that need to be upheld, protected and ensured. And we will continue to rise, unite, and collectively struggle until all of these are achieved.
1.Febuary12, 2017 13:00 p.m. at Chungsan in front of Won-Won
2.Febuary12, 2017 15:00 p.m. at Taipei train station square