南洋台灣姊妹會 TransAsia Sisters Association, Taiwan (TASAT)

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「南洋台灣姊妹會」(簡稱「姊妹會」)是全國性的草根組織,致力於婚姻移民的培力、權益與福祉。姊妹會是台灣第一個由婚姻移民女性自主成立的組織,正式成立於2003年12月7日,而其源起為1995年7月31日於高雄縣美濃創設的「外籍新娘識字班」。投注八年時間才成立姊妹會的原因是姊妹會堅信婚姻移民女性應為自己發聲,而此漫長過程是藉由提供課程來滿足其中文學習和其他實用需求,以逐步培力與組織婚姻移民女性,進而為自身爭取權益。

南洋台灣姊妹的宗旨為協助新移民姊妹逐漸走出孤立,進而成為積極的社會參與者。為達到創會宗旨,姊妹會的工作內容分為三大類:組織與培力、社會教育、法令政策倡議,而每類之間緊密相關,並且相互加強。此外,為了能擴大參與和更有效的改變公眾對婚姻移民女性的看法,姊妹會以各種文化形式為媒介來促進上述三大工作,例如:2009年成立「南洋姊妹劇團」、2010出版《姊妹,賣冬瓜!》紀錄片、2017年發行《我並不想流浪》姊妹發聲音樂專輯,且所有的文化行動皆由新移民姊妹積極參與。

TransAsia Sisters Association, Taiwan (TASAT) is a national grassroots organization striving for marriage migrants’ empowerment, rights and welfare. As the first organization in Taiwan established by marriage migrants themselves, TASAT was formally established on December 7, 2003, but her origin dated back to the Chinese literacy program founded in 1995. The idea behind this long process before her formal establishment is TASAT’s firm belief that marriage migrants should speak for themselves, and this process was to empower marriage migrants, via learning Chinese and fulfilling other immediate needs, to organize themselves to fight for their rights.

The objectives of TASAT are to help the immigrant women break away from isolation and become an active participant in the society. To achieve this goal, there are three major tasks in TASAT, namely, organizing and empowerment, public education, and advocacy for policy and legal reforms. These three tasks are interconnected, reinforcing and complementing each other. Moreover, to reach out more people to be involved and change the public perceptions of marriage migrant women more effectively, TASAT has employed various cultural forms to advance the above mentioned three major tasks, including the establishment of TASAT Theater Troupe in 2009, the publication of documentary film “Let’s Not Be Afraid!” in 2010, and the launching of music album “Drifting No More” in 2017. All of these cultural activism projects are implemented with active participation of the new immigrant women.

網站website:
http://tasat.org.tw/

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