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The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada (加拿大台灣人權協會) was organized in 1991 to expand and continue the work of the 1989 Yih-Sheh Leo Support Committee. THRAC works for human rights in Taiwan, China, and Canada.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Letter to PCT on Same-sex Marriage

Following our letter to Taiwanese legislators (THRAC Statement of Support for the Equal Marriage Act in Taiwan), THRAC has sent the following letter to the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT). English follows on page 2.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Talk - "Outlook on Taiwan: Perspectives of Overseas Taiwanese Youth"

THRAC is one of the co-sponsors of the NATWA program featuring Dr. Lily Wang 王俐力醫師 and three members of THRAC executive - Ching-Fang Hsu, Nikki Lin and Austin Yan. The talk is this Friday at the Taiwanese United Church in Toronto. We invite you all to attend.

Details below:


Topic: Outlook on Taiwan: Perspectives of Overseas Taiwanese Youth 海外青年看臺灣
Time: Friday, July 4, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: Taiwanese United Church 多倫多台灣聯合教會
53 Cummer Avenue, North York, ON, M2M 2E5

Admission is free.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

THRAC Statement of Support for the Equal Marriage Act in Taiwan

The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada has issued a statement sent to legislators in Taiwan, stating support for support for the Equal Marriage Act as proposed by legislators Teng Li-chun, You Mei-nu, Hsiao Mei-chin et al (我們支持由鄭麗君、尤美女、蕭美琴等立委共同提出的婚姻平權「多元成家」法案)。

The letter, sent in English and Chinese versions states that THRAC "believes that the issue of equal marriage (same-sex marriage) is an important human rights issue in the world today. For this reason we declare our support for the Equal Marriage Act as proposed by legislators Teng Li-chun, You Mei-nu , Hsiao Mei-chin et al. This is a reasonable bill, removing gender reference from the relevant laws, thus permitting same-sex marriage without inserting other political agendas into the bill."