Religious freedom yet rings in Taiwan: Ken Starr

Bob Fu is an American hero. Having narrowly escaped the atrocities of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Bob served time in a Chinese prison, fled to Hong Kong, then was warmly welcomed 20 years ago as a ...

Reporters Without Borders calls on UN to allow Taiwan coverage on UN events

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on April 7 urged the United Nations to accredit Taiwanese journalists for covering events organized by UN organizations, including the upco...

Taiwan can be an example for China to improve religious freedom: US religion ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reiterating his earlier statements made last week in Hong Kong, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, once again called on to Be...

RSF, UN calls on China to release ailing journalist, victim of torture

TAIPEI (RSF) -- RSF award winner Huang Qi received a closed trial on January 14, 2019, but no verdict was reached. In a statement on published on December 20 by the Office of the United Nations High C...

Sieren’s China: Are human rights really universal?

Not only the government but also the people of China have different ideas from those in the West when it comes to the role of the individual and the community or democracy and authoritarianism. This h...

The Stone that the Builder Refused: Taiwan and the Failure of the United Nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 10 the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ...

Opinion: 'Islamic human rights' is a false path

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights originates from Western, especially European, value systems and is therefore incompatible with other national cultures and religions, some critics claim. Unde...

Pope cites the 'disappeared' among those deprived of rights

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is denouncing that the poor, the unborn, those imprisoned and those who have been forcibly "disappeared" do not enjoy the same human rights protections as the wealthy. ...

Indonesia-based NGO receives Taiwan's Human Rights Award, pledges to continue fighting for people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon receiving the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award, President of the Indonesia-based NGO, Gusdurian Network Indonesia (GNI), Alissa Wahid, said the network will cont...

The Latest: UN rights chief says Khashoggi probe needed

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the case of the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The U.N. human rights chief says an ...

Norway apologizes to war-time 'German girls'

Solberg said the estimated 50,000 women labelled "German girls," who had or were suspected of having intimate wartime relations with Nazi troops, ended up marked "for the rest of their ...

EU picks Taiwanese LGBTI activist icon as human rights defender

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Taiwanese icon fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people is one of the human rights defenders featured in a European Union campa...

UN ban on Taiwan journalists is ‘unacceptable discrimination’: RSF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the United Nations (U.N.) to allow Taiwanese journalists to attend and cover its events, in a statement published on Sept. 18. ...

United Nations Foundation and Gap Inc. Join Forces for Pride Month to Support Global LGBTI Equality

SAN FRANCISCO & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--Today, Gap Inc. and the United Nations Foundation announced that, for the third consecutive year, they will partner during Pride Month to...

Design for human rights

2017 is the 60th anniversary since modern design was first taught in Taiwan, and it is time to think reflectively about the nature of design and pursue progress. Without great design, good concepts...