Taiwan Opens Up Space For Muslim Fishermen

A visit to two newly established mosque in the northern coast of Taiwan fishing ports – Port of Su’ao and Badouzi fishing port in Keelung.

As the number of migrant workers is growing in Taiwan, more have been done by civil society and the authority to cater to their needs holistically. There has been much discussion and actions to improve the human rights and working conditions of migrant workers. Amongst the different actions, one of them is the designation of reserved space for the religious activities of Muslim fishermen.

According to the National Development Council of Taiwan, the number of migrant workers has reached a record high of 728,000 as at November 2022. Migrant workers in Taiwan can be divided into two main categories, i.e., industrial workers and caretakers. 

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