歐巴桑英文版簡介

作者:小歐盟熊芍禎執行委員

Taiwan Obasang Political Equality Party is a political party composed of 90% of women from a wide
range of backgrounds, including homemakers, single mothers, education professionals, laborers, PhD’s,and the handicapped. Most of them are from a parents’ participation education group, the idea is praxisdemocracy education from families and improving children’s rights.
(歐巴桑聯盟有大部份的黨員來自台灣親子共學團的家庭,是一個由90%女性組成,成員背景卻十分多元
的政黨,成員當中有幾位單親,我們有教師、有家庭主婦及教育工作者,有高中畢業,也有康乃爾的碩博
士,也有來自勞工家庭的候選人,也有聽障者。)
Since mid-2016, we have held “Politics Workshops” every 3 months. We have invited other small politicalparties, including Time Power Party, Green Party and Social Democratic Party, to share their politicalparticipation experiences. In these workshops, we discuss Transitional justice, abolishing the death penalty, opposition to nuclear power, gender equality education, and marrige equality.
(我們在2016年中起,每季就開始舉辦「政治工作坊」對親子共學的家庭來共同培力。包括時力、社民、
綠黨的參政之路分享、談的議題包括轉型正義、死刑存廢、反核及性平婚平的研討。)
Taiwan’s political system was designed with several barriers to participation, the worst of which are
money and personal networks. In Taiwan, we have the lowest basic salary but the highest election
deposit money compared to other countries. Our stance is that extreme financial and social requirementsfor political participation are anti-democratic: “Politics should not be a high wall that blocks the people,and the people should have fair participation in politics.” When we began organizing, we felt that thesocial obstacles for women who wanted to participate in politics are much higher than for men. Therefore,a political group elected entirely by women was conceived.
(「政治不該是阻擋人民的高牆,人民應有公平參政權」,當時我們就有感於女性想要參政所受到的社會
阻礙遠高於男性,因此一支全由女性參選的政治團體,由此而生。)
In 2018, 21 local mothers participated in county and city council elections with no party status. Withoutthe support of any consortium or significant marketing resources, they still raised $3.88 million Taiwandollars in security deposits through small-donor fundraising. While none of the candidates was elected,they cumulatively received over 80,000 votes, and more than 70% of the candidates got their electiondeposits back.
(2018年這些媽媽們以無黨身份參加縣市議員選舉,在沒有任何財團的支持及任何行銷資源下,以小額募
款方式募得388萬的保證金。最後這場選舉我們沒有任何人選上,在全台拿下了8萬多張的選票,最高票得
票是一萬三千多票,最高得票率是6%。但超過七成的候選人拿回了選舉保證金。)
Obasang registered as a formal political party in 2019.
(歐巴桑在2019年註冊成正式的政黨。)
歐巴桑的八大理念:Our 8 core values
小民參政-political equality
兒童人權-children’s rights
親子友善-a parent-child friendly society
環境正義-environmental justice
性別平權-gender equality
動物保護-animal protection
守護主權-defending Taiwan’s sovereignty
勞工權益-labor rights
ending:
As you can see, managing small parties is not easy. We hope that the government can provide more
support to small parties and lower barriers to political participation for regular citizens, particularly women.
The real implementation of women’s equal political rights and real space for diverse voices are basic
requirements for authentic democracy. We work very hard, and it is indeed challenging to balance our
efforts with the realities of daily life. Despite these obstacles, however, we look forward to helping
Taiwan’s diverse women participate in politics and find a way toward full equality.
(結語:小黨的經營非常不容易,期待政府制度面向,能在女性政治培力的資源上,多給小黨及小民支
持,真正落實女性參政平權、多元的聲音得以對話,才是民主深化的重要基礎。我們非常努力,而面對生
活的現實也的確相當不容易,在荊棘中期待能為台灣多元的女性參政,慢慢走出一條路。)