From the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to Human Rights Day, we celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence as an international campaign. This campaign challenges violence against women and girls. This year, UN Women honored and amplified the voices of survivors and grassroots activities. Under the UN theme “Orange the world, #hearmetoo.” UN women issued a call to listen to and believe survivors. This campaign prioritized ending the culture of silencing and putting survivors at the center of our responses. Continue Reading →
(GS CEO, Sr. Therese Thong presented that GS served many mothers from different miserable situations, and found their extraordinary tenacity.)
On April 3rd, Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services held a press conference— “The 1st Good Shepherd Mother’s Day”. The topic is about “Mom is my best friend!” and we invited the public to upload his/her mother’s representative photo to our website (http://www.facebook.com/goodshepherd.org.tw/?sk=app_492124014133119&app_data=104750#!/goodshepherd.org.tw/app_492124014133119). People could vote those they like, and the TOP 5 could obtain a small gift. After the voting, the public appraisal chose part of all the photos and displayed in the SPOT-Taipei Film House.
Launched by Good Shepherd Social Welfare Services, “No Violence 911” event entered its fifth year in Taiwan. In the press conference on “Help the little one and save a life”, we invited the general public to join us to form a charity network for “Children traumatized at home” to become protectors of these children.
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In Taiwan, the latest statistic shows that female accounts for 73% of the victims of domestic violence. That women suffering from violence has been a world-wide issue.
In some parts of the world men have acknowledged that they should not leave women alone for the fight against violence.
On 19th of March, 2012, President Ma held tea party with fourteen new immigrant women; two of them are members of Good Shepherd’s New Taipei City West New Immigrant Family Service Center, Ms. Ping-Hua, Zeng and Ms. Qing-Chu, Chong. These fourteen new immigrant women were the characters of China Times series reports「New Taiwanese stories」in February. Continue Reading →
Good Shepherd workers received awards for best service performance on 2nd April, 2012, the day of Social Workers.
On 2nd of April, 2012, Ministry of the Interior together with Taiwan Association of Social Workers, present awards to the best service performance of social workers. Social works is a profession specialized in helping people. Social workers help people who are in the situations of poor, troubles, or any kinds of difficulties. They must have compassion, patience, and professional skills. They also need to have zeal for serving other people. The award-winnings of 2012, some dedicated in serving Aboriginal Tribe people, some dedicated in promoting the right and welfare of people who suffered in AIDS, today they all received honorable awards. Continue Reading →