Opportunities and Risks for Migrant Brides in the Matchmaking Industry: The Case of Taiwan

Crosas Remón, Inés (2016). Opportunities and Risks for Migrant Brides in the Matchmaking Industry: The Case of Taiwan. UNU-GCM.

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    Author Crosas Remón, Inés
    Title Opportunities and Risks for Migrant Brides in the Matchmaking Industry: The Case of Taiwan
    Publication Date 2016-03-07
    Place of Publication Barcelona
    Publisher UNU-GCM
    Pages 16
    Language eng
    Abstract Over the last decades, marriage migration through matchmaking agencies has become an increasingly prominent trend in the Asian region. Women from Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnam or Indonesia, are migrating for marriage to men from higher income countries of East Asia, such as Taiwan or South Korea. This is one of the very few channels through which to move permanently to the so-called “ethnically homogeneous” East Asian societies, due to their preference for restrictive immigration policies. Within this context, the mainstream discourse portrays migrant brides as victims of trafficking and domestic violence, and marriage brokers are represented as exploiters and abusers of these women. The negative image of these matchmaking processes has led to greater restrictions on migration as well as the prohibition of for-profit marriage agencies in most countries of the region. On the basis of the case of Taiwan, this report will analyze the consequences of these measures and attempt to determine what really makes these migrant women so vulnerable to exploitation. In contrast to the mainstream discourse, migrant brides will be recognized as active subjects with bargaining power and capacity to overcome existing challenges. Avoiding moralistic or paternalistic judgement, the focus of inquiry will be the specific needs and aspirations of those women involved in marriage migration.
    Copyright Holder UNU-GCM
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
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    Created: Wed, 09 Mar 2016, 22:16:46 JST by Valeria Bello on behalf of UNU GCM