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Hsiao-Chuan Hsia Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference

Hsiao-Chuan Hsia Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference

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Uploaded: 20 Sep, 2010

Recording Date: 14 Aug, 2010
Recording Location: Montreal
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Language: English
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Program Title: Hsiao-Chuan Hsia Interview at the Montreal International Womens Conference
Description: Women from more than 30 countries gathered in Parc Extension, Montreal for the first Montreal International Women’s Conference. The conference was organized by the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins and went from August 13-16.
The organization works with women from diverse origins around the world to take on a number of social issues from migrants’ rights to violence against women. Some of the countries represented include the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Iran, Palestine, Pakistan, Mexico, Ecuador, and Mali.
This conference, honours and marks 100 years since the declaration of International Women’s Day. Among the issues discussed are the impact of developmental aggression including large scale mining projects; women’s access to reproductive health; the social cost of migration and migrants’ rights; racism and exploitation in the workplace; and concerns of indigenous communities here and abroad.
The end result of the conference was to build an international anti-imperialist alliance.
The following interview was conducted and recorded by one of several young women from the InterTribal Youth Centre, the South Asian Women's Community Centre, the Quebec Native Women's Association, the Y des Femmes de Montreal and Radio CKUT.
The young women involved in the radio project got the opportunity to interview women from across the world involved in the feminist militant movement.

Host(s): CKUT
Featured Speakers/Guests: Hsiao-Chuan Hsia is Professor at the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taipei. As the first scholar studying marriage migration issues in Taiwan, her first book is titled “Drifting Shoal (????): the ‘Foreign Brides’ Phenomenon in Capitalist Globalization” (in Chinese). Her recent academic publications include issues on citizenship and the development of grassroots immigrant and migrant workers movements. Hsia is also an activist striving for the empowerment of immigrant women and the making of im/migrant movement in Taiwan. She initiated the Chinese literacy programs for the “foreign brides” in 1995, leading to the establishment of TransAsia Sisters Association, Taiwan (TASAT). She is the co-founder of the Alliance for the Human Rights Legislation for Immigrants and Migrants in Taiwan and the Action Network for the Marriage Migrants Rights and Empowerment, an international network for marriage migrant issues. She also serves as the board member of Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants, and a member of the International Coordinating Body of the International Migrants Alliance.



Society and Culture > Women
Type: Interview

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