Challenges for shelters for abused women in Taiwan

Min Yu Liao*, Mei Kuei Yu

*Corresponding author for this work

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This study explored the challenges faced by shelter workers. A qualitative survey was tape-recorded and featured 19 focus groups comprising 6 representatives of the Department of Protective Services, 43 local government representatives and 84 shelter workers from 26 women’s shelters in Taiwan. The verbatim transcriptions were subsequently analysed. Finally, two themes were identified: resource challenges and regulations governing shelters. Understanding shelter workers’ voices is key to ensuring that the authorities and the public pay attention to the challenges faced by shelters. In addition, future implications were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-245
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar


  • Challenges
  • Taiwan
  • operation
  • shelter workers
  • women’s shelter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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