HIGHLIGHTS

 

              1987-1990 1991-1995 1996-2000 2001-2005 2006-2010 2011-2015

2016

  • Jan
    Worked with KPMG to measure social return on investment (SROI). The results showed that every NT$1 donated to TWRF produces nearly NT$10 in financial value.
  • Feb
    Hosted a memorial service for Taiwanese comfort woman Chen Tao, who passed away in January.
  • Mar
    Released the documentary films of Song of the Reed and The Story of Taiwanese Comfort Women in double-disk format.
  • Mar
    Hosted a plaque unveiling ceremony for the Ama Museum.
  • Mar
    Held the exhibition Realizing Ahmas’ love and dreams – Blueprint of Ama Museum and 25 years of comfort women’s human rights movements.
  • Mar
    Attended the NGO-CSW Conference and hosted Eliminating Cyber Violence against Women: Challenge on Revenge Porn and Legal Action Forum
  • Mar
    Collaborated with an elementary school for the first time to initiate support group meetings for child witnesses of domestic violence.
  • Mar
    Hosted a press conference with Womany.net to publish data analysis related to the victims of revenge porn.
  • May
    Organized a charity sale with used items and donated the revenue to victims of domestic violence.
  • May
    Hosted a press conference for the establishment of Ama Museum – Women Empowerment Charitable Trust and the benefit concert of Magic Clarinet Quartet.
  • May
    Attended the Empowerment Workshop for Abused Women in Marital Violence in Yunnan, China, to share the Taiwan experience in intervention of domestic violence.
  • May
    Representing Taiwan, submitted to UNESCO an application to list comfort women in the “Memory of the World Register.”
  • May
    Set up the debut fundraising campaign on the flying V web site for Ama Museum and collected the first million dollars of donations.
  • Aug
    Joined the global protest for comfort women outside the Taipei Office of Japan’s Interchange Association.
  • Oct
    Held a conference Sexual Violence in the Digital Age: Global Trends in Preventive Measures against Nonconsensual Pornography (NCP), inviting civic groups from the United States and Japan to share their experiences of dealing with nonconsensual pornography issue.
  • Dec
    The Ama Museum, Taiwan’s first museum centered on “comfort women” and women’s empowerment, opened on December 10, Human Rights Day.
  • Dec
    Held The International Symposium on the “Museum Activist”. Specialists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan share their experiences advocating for the human rights of “comfort women” through museums


2015

  • Jan
    Celebrated the success of two bills – Domestic Violence Prevention Act and Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act – that the foundation has helped push for years; they passed the third reading in the legislative process.
  • Feb
    Held a press conference of Revenge Porn is not Your fault to announce the web site for anti-revenge porn and service provided for victims.
  • Mar
    Sponsored the screening of the film Song of the Reed at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.
  • Mar
    Executive Director Shu-Hua Kang visited the U.S. Congress and U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., and gave a speech at John Hopkins University.
  • Mar
    Attended the 7th bi-annual National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar
    Held an official plaque unveiling ceremony for the Hualien County Women Welfare Service Center. The foundation inherited the operation of the center from the Hualien County government.
  • May
    Launched the Ladies Circle Project – a support group that provides female victims of intimate partner violence with trauma healing, emotional support, and an empowering attitude.
  • Jun
    Launched a fundraising event for children witnesses of domestic violence
  • Jun
    Attended the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland and held a symposium to present the Situation of Migrant Workers in Taiwan.
  • Aug
    Hosted the film festival Fed With Sex, and a post-viewing discussion session.
  • Aug
    Presented the film Song of the Reed in six theaters in Taiwan.
  • Aug
    Held a night vigil on August 14, an international memorial day for comfort women. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • Aug
    Collaborated with the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum to screen the documentary film Song of the Reed and host a discussion forum of Gender Issues in History – from Perspectives of Comfort Women in Curriculum.
  • Aug
    Initiated the community-based event Reflexive Masculinity to include solely men in promoting gender equality.
  • Oct
    Initiated group meetings to support adults who witnessed domestic violence during childhood.
  • Oct
    Won the 8th Presidential Cultural Award in the charity category.
  • Oct
    Song of the Reed was chosen as the closing film at the 6th Amnesty International Hong Kong Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
  • Nov
    Hosted the conference Engaging Bystanders: International Conference for Gender-Biased Violence Prevention and invited social workers from several support groups, including Green Dot, etc., an American non-profit organization, to share experiences in preventing violence in intimate relationships.
  • Dec
    Hosted the workshop Social Workers of Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence Meet Social Workers of Marital Violence Victims.
  • Dec
    Hosted If I Were: An Exhibit of Comfort Women’s Human Rights at the 70th Anniversary of End of WWII.
  • Dec
    Appraised as an “excellent foundation” by the Department of Social Welfare of Taipei City Government.

2014

  • Feb
    In February, held the "Be careful breaking up with a wolf" press conference, reminding the public of the issue of intimate relationship violence.
  • Feb
    Held a press conference Beware of revenge porn!to remind women of the risk of filming sexual videos or taking intimate photos.
  • May
    In May, organized the "Let’s Talk about Pornography – 2014 TWRF International Symposium and Series of Events,” inviting the public to actively analyze, reflect upon, and deconstruct the messages in pornographic images.
  • May
    Hosted the Let’s Talk about Pornography – 2014 International Symposium and Series of Events to invite academics, therapists and counselors to discuss the relationship between pornography and sexual violence, gender concepts, and intimate relationships.
  • May
    Held the Dear Ahma Exhibit to showcase Taiwan comfort women’s images and their art work.
  • May
    Invited practitioners and experts of NGO Tamkeen of Jordan to Taiwan for a series of anti-trafficking training workshops.
  • Jun
    In June, implemented the violence prevention education activities "ACT Bystander Intervention Program.”
  • Jun–Aug
    Worked with grassroots communities to introduce the concept of Bystander intervention of violence. Utilized educational videos in public transportation and outdoor screens, held streets events and workshops, invited taxi drivers and app developers to join the program.
  • Jun
    Participated in the second Taiwan CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) national report and presented to the committee.
  • Jul
    Initiated a fundraising event for victims of domestic violence and encouraged NT$10-per-day donations.
  • Aug
    Held the One Person One Heart special exhibit to invite people to draw or write their demands to Japan in correspondence coinciding with the 814 (August 14) International Memorial Day for Comfort Women.
  • Aug
    Served as a speaker at the seminar Human Trafficking of Women and Girls – Global Strategies for Improving Awareness & Advocacy hosted by PPSEAWA in Chicago and introduced the background of human trafficking in Taiwan, and its prevention.
  • Sep
    Attended the 2014 annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies and presented The Redress Movement and Healing Process of the Former Taiwanese Sex Slaves in the Japanese Military during WW at the session of “Breaking the Silence on Wartime Sexual Violence in the Asia-Pacific War.”
  • Oct
    Inherited the operation of the Hualien County Women Welfare Service Center from the Hualien County government.
  • Oct
    Honored as a meritorious service organization for serving non-Taiwanese victims by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Nov
    Hosted the special exhibit Hugging Loving Hearts to showcase Taiwanese comfort women’s life stories in Taipei.
  • Nov
    Established Taiwan NGOs for CRC with several civic groups.
  • Nov
    Published the first picture book Tien’s Black Cloud about child witnesses to domestic violence
  • Nov
    The film Song of the Reed won the Best Anthropology Concern Award at the International Gold Panda Awards for documentaries in Sichuan, China.
  • Dec
    Hosted the special exhibit Hugging Loving Hearts to showcase Taiwanese comfort women’s life stories in Hualien.

2013

  • May
    In May, organized the "Addiction: International Symposium and Series of Events”, investigating sexual violence and exploitation issues in pornography.
  • Jun
    In June, implemented the violence prevention education events "Check in on Facebook for non-domestic violence."
  • Sep
    In September, the second documentary on the “comfort women,” "Song of the Reed" premiered, and a screening tour was held around Taiwan.
  • Dec
    In December, organized the International Women's Rights Exhibition "Comfort Women Wanted."

2012

  •   
    Established the Violence Prevention Education Center, to be the principal axis against gender violence, for the promotion of violence prevention programs, and for advanced research development and professional training.
  • May
    In May, organized the "Sexy or Sexist: Campus Tour and International Forum" with focus group discussions, international seminars, campus tours, lectures, etc., to investigate the negative impact of pornography on intimate relationships.
  • Jun
    In June, held the "2012 Purple Ribbon for Creative Action - Community Collective Creation Action.”
  •   
    In December, held the 11th Asian Solidarity Conference for the Issue of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.

2011

  • Jun
    Organized the "Faces of Youth, Not Prostitutes - Taiwan Child Prostitute Rescue Exhibition."
  • Aug
    Organized the "Ahma’s Camera" photo exhibition, displaying the Ahma's photography therapy workshop results.
  • Aug
    Held the "Children witnessing domestic violence network and treatment methods international symposium" and the "Children witnessing domestic violence recovery - rebuilding the parent-child relationship international practical training workshops."


2010

  • Apr
    In April, the "Care for chldren witnessing domestic violence" website was put online, to help children recognize the concept of violence prevention through online interactive games.
  • Dec
    Held the "Sexy or Sexist: Film Festival and International Conference,” leading the general public to rethink pornography, sexual violence, and related ideas.

2009

  • Jan
    In January, set up a "Women and Children Services Department", promoting the concept of integrating marital violence in maternal and child services.
  • Jan
    Organized the "Human Trafficking Prevention Act" third reading press conference, promoting the official coming into effect of the Act.
  • Mar
    Contracted with the National Immigration Agency (NIA) to open he NIA's east shelters for victims of human trafficking.

2008

  • Feb
    Prepared a draft of the Coalition's "Human Trafficking Prevention Act."
  • Nov
    Pushed the "Resolution on Taiwanese ‘Comfort Women’" through the legislative Yuan.
  •   
     Promoted the "Children Witnessing Domestic Violence On-Campus Teacher Empowerment Program", completed the "Reverse Life Journey: 24 experimental lesson plans to assist children having witnessed domestic violence", began cooperation between social workers and education sectors in training for handling child witnesses of violence.

2007

  • Feb
    Formed an "Anti-trafficking coalition" with many civil society groups, overseeing government and promoting legislation so as to formulate relevant policies.

2006

  •   
    Pushed the "Immigration Act," adding a special chapter on human trafficking.
  • Feb
    Participated in the "Taipei V-Day International Feminist Organization Premiere - The Vagina Monologues" with four Taiwanese former “comfort women” taking part in the show.
  • Jul
    Held "Dangerous Lovers' Tricks" a large survey/discussion and press conference for the younger generations, concerning issues of intimate violence.


2005

  •   
    Formal establishment of the "Children Witnessing Violence Service Group" to provide case management and hotline consulting services.
  • Mar
    Launched a global petition campaign with millions of people, calling on the international community for solidarity with the Taiwanese former “comfort women” in response to the Tokyo Supreme Court’s pronouncing the Taiwanese former “comfort women's” lawsuits to be invalid.
  • Aug
    In August, the Taiwanese former “comfort women” commemorated the sixtieth anniversary of the end of WWII with a series of activities, including the "Survival, Appearance" photo exhibition on display at the Taipei Ximending Warner Village and walking area.
  • Aug
    Published "Tin Youth," "Silent Scars," "Faces of Ahmas Photography Collection."
  • Aug
    Held the "Mask of Ahma's Feelings Parade" with 30 Taiwanese former “comfort women” took to the streets wearing masks.

2004

  • Mar
    Instigated expanded, global, synchronized protests in Taiwan, Tokyo, Osaka, Germany and the Philippines against the Tokyo High Court after its dismissal of the Taiwanese former comfort women's lawsuit against Japan.
  • Mar
    In March, began cooperation with the Citibank Foundation for the "Teenager Values and Financial Education" activity.
  • Mar
    Began to promote the project of building the comfort women museum.

2003

  • Apr
    In April, began conducting case management services for child witnesses.
  • Jul
    In July, promoted the inclusion of Taiwanese former "comfort women" in history textbooks.
  • Aug
    In August, held a press conference to expose the forced smuggling of women from the Mainland to Taiwan; expanded the ‘care visits’ program.
  • Dec
    In December, formally launched cross-border human trafficking prevention, control, and rescue work.

2002

  • Sep
    In September, promoted the "Professional Counseling Staff Training to deal with child witnesses of domestic violence", the first system advocating long-term training for professional counselors dealing with children witnessing violence.
  • Oct
    In October, after losing the first instance in the Tokyo District Court, the Taiwanese former "comfort women" immediately marched in the streets of Tokyo in protest.

2001

  • Jan
    With five other groups, established the "Domestic Violence Alliance to Amend the Law" to promote and implement the revised law.
  • Feb
    Protested the "On Taiwan" book event, held a press conference and launched a signature campaign on the streets.
  • Mar
    Launched the "Hundred Thousand Women, Hundred Thousand Hearts -Taiwan Women's Rights Museum" online petition campaign with 18 women's groups, hoping to set up a Taiwan Women's Rights Museum.


2000

  • Oct
    Held street petition, in solidarity with the Taiwanese former "comfort women" participating in the Women’s International War Crime Tribunal 2000 in Tokyo.

1999

  • Apr
    Held the "Too late to grow up" activity, to mourn children who died as a result of domestic violence, calling for the public to face the issue of child abuse in domestic violence.
  • Jul
    In July, assisted the Taiwanese former "comfort women" to make lawsuits against Japan, the "Demanding Compensation from the Japanese Government" case.

1998

  • Jun
    In June, in collaboration with other women's organizations, pushed through the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act" and its official implementation.
  • Dec
    In December, the first documentary, "Ahma's secret - the story of Taiwanese Comfort Women" won the 1998 Golden Horse Award for best documentary.

1997

  • Feb
    Established helpline for victims of domestic violence, formally integrated into the marital violence services.
  • Aug
    Initiated before the Taiwanese "comfort women" refused Japanese funds, the "Righteous help for Comfort Women - Li Ao's Hundred Item Jumble Sale" was organized and all proceeds given to those who refused the compensation.

1996

  • Jun
    In June, began to conduct physical and mental therapy workshops for the Taiwanese former "comfort women."
  • Jun
    Held the "Pure Youth" seminar, launching a crackdown on pornography ads.
  • Jun
    Launched a petition to protest Japan's use of the "Asian Women's Fund" private fund to handle the issue of comfort women.
  • Aug
    Held the "Comfort Women Want Dignity, Not Charity - Reject the Asian Women’s Fund” press conference.



1995

  • Feb
    In February, established a helpline for teenage girls at risk of prostitution, and produced and distributed instructional videos and handbooks.
  • Jul
    In July, pushed through the "Children and Teenage Sex Transaction Prevention Act", formally promulgated in August.
  • Sep
    Held a press conference to designate September 19th as the "919 Save Underage Prostitutes Day", calling for public concern about the issue of child prostitution.

1994

  • Apr
    In April, published the "Lily Project" advice manuals, while simultaneously carrying out on-campus advocacy for child’s body awareness.
  • Dec
    Held the "Solidarity with the Comfort Women's demands for compensation" press conference, announcing the results of Taiwanese victims identification: out of 58 victims in total, 36 survivors remained.

1992

  • Feb
    Established the “Comfort Women Helpline”, launching identification of Taiwanese victims, and fighting for their interests.
  • Aug
    Held the "Taiwanese Comfort Women's public denunciation" press conference, in response to the Korean " Asian Comfort Women Conference" with a joint declaration to the Japanese government, requesting that it take responsibility for its actions, apologize, and provide compensations.

1991

  • May
    In May, launched the “If you punish prostitutes, then penalize their clients” initiative to amend related laws.
  • Aug
    Organized the “Beware the trap of pornography, ruiner of lives” education outreach program.


1990

  • Feb
    Set up the “Lily Halfway House” as a refuge for victims of sex trafficking.
  • Dec
    In December, launched “Another Christmas Eve Movement”, fighting for women’s right to walk safely at night, reminding the public to be concerned about sexual violence.

1989

  • Jan
    Pushed through the “Youth Welfare Act” promulgated by the president on 1/23.
  • May
    Trained volunteers to help underage prostitutes, calling on the community to work together to help them.

1988

  • Jan
    Joined 55 women's and human's rights' organizations in a large protest against human trafficking on Huaxi Street.
  • Aug
    Together with the women's organizations demanded that the Ministry of Justice punish and put an end to the trafficking of persons.
  • Sep
    Officially established and registered the “Taipei Women Rescue Foundation.”

1987

  • Aug
    To provide help and long-term assistance to victims of forced prostitution sold by their parents, the “Taiwan Women’s Rescue Association” was established.