No to the stalkers: The legislation and advocacy of Stalker Control Law in Taiwan(拒絕背後靈:反跟蹤騷擾立法與倡議行動在台灣)

11/07/2019 - 10:35 to 11/07/2019 - 12:05
Proposal(Workshop / Presentation)
Coordinating organization: 
Policy and Legislation
Organization Name: 
Modern Women's Foundation (財團法人現代婦女教育基金會)
Proposer: MWF
Describe your workshop/presentation (300-500 words): 
Lovers’ murder cases have been on the rise in Taiwanese news. Understanding the cause and consequences of these incidents, we have found that there have always been traces of stalking and harassment involved. Unfortunately, there is currently no regulations against stalking and harassment and hence the reoccurrence of the misfortunate cases. According to a survey conducted by our organization, 12.4% of young girls claimed they have experienced stalking harassment, meaning one in every 8 girls have such experience. The format of stalking most frequently experienced (77.3%) is via communication applications, such as phone calls, text messages, and via the internet, or by stalking their daily activities.

In our online survey last year, 1 in every 5 young students have been stalked via technology, and thus its necessity for legislation. This workshop will be split into three sections. The first forty minutes would be a speech by Professor Wang Pei Ling from the National Chi Nan University Department of Social Policy and Social Work Department. She will speak about the development and prospects of the anti-stalking harassment advocacy work from the needs of the victims, research, legislation and the future. The second 40 minutes: a representative from MWF collaborating with national and international experts in research, will introduce professional assessors and tools required to build a professional network.
A. For professionals: SHARP online assessment tools, related professional workshop
B. Victims: establish the first national stalking harassment hotline to serve the victims.
C. The 2018 trend research: focusing on the analysis of the result of the 2700 Taiwanese high school students online survey on stalking harassment
D. Public Advocacy and Social marketing: creative activities, virtual gaming, screen a 3-minute animation.
E. Legislation action: the third reading for stalking and harassment, Q&A interactive discussion for 10 minutes

第一階段40分鐘: 國立暨南國際大學社會政策與社會工作學系王珮玲教授專講:台灣反跟蹤騷擾倡議的歷程與展望。講述從發現被害人需求、研究 、立法與未來
第二階段40分鐘: 基金會代表-與國內外專家學者合作研究、引進專業人員評估之工具,協同建置相關專業人員網絡。
C. 2018年的趨勢研究-針對全台2700多位高中生進行科技跟蹤問卷調查之分析結果
D.大眾倡議、社會行銷:創新活動、實境遊戲,播放影片:動畫 3分鐘
All Speakers:
Pei-ling Wang, Ph.D.
Dr. Wang is a distinguished professor at the Department of Social Policy & Social Work of National Chi Nan University, Taiwan. Before joining the University faculty in 2004, Dr. Wang was police officer of Criminal Investigation Bureau, and section chief of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Ministry of Interior, Taiwan. She collaborated with authorities to establish police protocols for responding to domestic violence, and initiated the TIPVDA to assist practitioners to assess the abused women’s danger. Dr. Wang’s research to date has focused on gender and violence issues, including intimate partner violence, risk assessment, stalking, economic abuse and the effects of protection order. She is the creator of the Center for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Research, the chairperson of the Taiwan Coalition Against violence (2019/07-2021/07), and the board member of the Modern Women Foundation.
Chiou-Lan Wang
Chiou-Lan Wang is currently the Director of Department of Research and Development of Modern Women’s Foundation, and also the member of development Committee of Legal Aid Foundation . She has 19 years of work experience working with victim of gender- based violence. She is concerned with gender equality, stalking issues and cyber violence against women.