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Voices of the exploited

Often abused and lacking legal protection, migrant workers in Taiwan share their stories with the help of various groups fighting for their rights

By Joe Henley  /  Contributing reporter

With a growing chorus of voices rising in support of migrant workers’ rights, the future looks, perhaps, a little less bleak for this highly vulnerable population. At the Winder Festival, MKT President Jasmin Ruas addressed a crowd of young Taiwanese who took time to sit and listen to migrant worker stories of trial and heartache, of pain physical, emotional and spiritual. She spoke in short, heartfelt declarations — simple statements belying profound truths.

“You are the future. We are the same. Filipinos work with our heart.”

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