Korean culture education, counseling, and more-these services are particularly useful for those who have just arrived in Korea, and may have difficulty in communicating and maintaining relationships with Korean people due to their unfamiliarity with Korean culture.
- For foreign residents, learning Korean is essential to successfully settling in Korea and gaining a better understanding of Korean culture. Fortunately, there are many organizations in Korea that provide opportunities for foreign residents to learn Korean free of charge. Multicultural Family Support Centers, the Korea Migrants' Center, and Korean Language School are a few of the leading organizations that provide Korean language education for foreign residents.
Multicultural Family Support Centers also operate a Visiting Education Program through which Korean language instructors are sent to the homes of married immigrants. With an increasing number of Korean language education programs available online, foreign residents can even learn Korean from the comfort of their home.
- A wide variety of educational programs on Korean culture and life in Korea are available to help foreign residents overcome difficulties that may arise from lifestyle and cultural differences. There are lectures and experience programs dedicated to education on multicultural understanding, law, human rights, marriage, family and adaptation to Korean society.
- Most Korean households use PCs, and Korea has a highly advanced Internet network. Users can obtain rich information using the Internet, and enjoy the convenience of various online services, such as Internet banking and administrative services. As such, many organizations, including the Multicultural Family Support Centers and the Korea Migrants' Center, operate ICT education programs to enable foreign residents to learn how to search for information through the Internet and use diverse applications.
Counseling services aim to help foreign residents that are experiencing difficulties in Korea by providing them with the advice and information needed to find a workable solution. Areas of expertise include family affairs, labor, residence, and law.
Headhunting, startup supports, and interpretation & translation services are provided and can be accessed by reviewing the following support organizations and visiting an appropriate center for inquiry.
Prevention of Violence against Immigrant Women
Institutions Supporting the Victims of Violence
- Provides protection, counseling, medical services, and legal advice to immigrant women who are victims of violence and their children
- Provides housing for immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, or sex trafficking
※ Given the priority to move into national rental housing
- Provides resources for independence and self-support of immigrant women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, or sex trafficking
- Training for vocational skills and job placement
- Provides services including counseling, medical, legal, and investigation to victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, and sex trafficking (24 hours daily)
- Assists in coping with violent situations
- Provides continuous counseling and free legal services
- Assistance during police investigations and witness testimony in court
- Referral to medical centers and local shelters for victims
- Provides legal advice to victims of violence, represents for criminal, civil and domestic litigations or lawsuits
- Provides marriage counseling, interpretation, and translation
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What is violence targeting immigrant women?
- Using physical strength to harm another person and cause injury
- Pushing, hitting, using a weapon or a knife
This information is also available at www.liveinkorea.kr, the multicultural family support portal website Danuri. Please note that the information is current as of April 2018; information is subject to change without notice.
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- Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
- Korean Institute for healthy family