Garden of Hope Foundation, Taiwan

The Garden of Hope Foundation is a non-government, not-for-profit organization established in 1988 to help and empower disadvantaged girls and women in Taiwan. In particular, we assist those living under sexual exploitation and abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. This includes both Taiwanese citizens and immigrants from Southeast Asia. The Garden of Hope operates one of the major national networks of shelters and centers for women and girls. Additionally, the Garden of Hope provides comprehensive services in counseling, temporary housing, employment training, social work and legal aid for women and girls in need. In addition to victim’s services, the Garden of Hope recognizes the importance of advocacy, preventive actions and legal protection in eliminating violence against women and girls. Since our establishment, we have led and participated in several multi-organizational efforts to draft and pass key bills, including the Child and Juvenile Sexual Transaction Prevention Act in 1995, the Domestic Violence Prevention Act in 2000 and the Sexual Assault Prevention Act.