Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers

Focus Taiwan
03/08/2020 06:27 PM
By: William Yen

Taipei, March 8 (CNA) A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on International Women's Day.

About 50 activists, including migrant workers, attended the rally outside the Executive Yuan, which was organized by the women's rights group Awakening Foundation and the Migrants Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT), a coalition of 10 migrant rights groups.

Gracie Liu (劉曉櫻), director of the Migrants and Immigrants Service Center under the Hsinchu Catholic Diocese, said even though the annual day celebrating the achievements of women has been celebrated for over a century, the working conditions of migrant domestic helpers and caregivers in Taiwan, who are mostly women, still need to be improved.    [FULL  STORY]

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