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TCPD Advocates Anti-Domestic Violence with Immigrant Families on Mothers’ Day


    The TCPD Women and Children’s Protection Division recently filmed a short promotional video titled “Solving Language Barrier-related quarrels and other related Domestic Crises (聽不懂常吵架?家庭危機要找誰?)” for Mothers’ Day in collaboration with immigrant spouses from Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines and Indonesia. The goal of the video was to share and provide advice on problems encountered in family life, further promote lifelines in case of domestic violence, and address possible reasons of reluctance relating to reporting such issues. The TCPD hopes to raise public awareness toward the livelihoods of immigrant mothers and spouses through this initiative, and spur communal actions to protect their personal safety.

    According to collected data, language and cultural barriers are leading factors contributing to domestic abuse against immigrant spouses. Resources that can be utilized to resolve resulting disputes and conflicts are often also locked behind degrees of inaccessibility, such as the aforementioned language difference, child custody or foreign residency stigma.

    Seeking methods to rectify such circumstances, the TCPD Women and Children’s Protection Division produced the “Solving Language Barrier-related quarrels and other related Domestic Crises” video, initiating conversations between officers and immigrant spouses with the goal of providing related know-how regarding domestic abuse, hoping to instill a sense of mutual protection and denunciation of violence in the populace, thus creating a benign and harmonious environment for all citizens of Taipei.

    The promotional video can be viewed at the TCPD Women and Children’s Protection Division’s official Facebook Fan page “婦幼福佑”, where other tips related to the safety of women and children can also be found.