Assisting Women Migrating to South Korea
March 16, 2016
Under various circumstances many women from China, the Philippines, Cambodia, etc. come to Korea to marry Korean men and live in a rural or industrial area. Usually they have many difficulties in settling in Korean society because of the difference of language, culture, and so on. The Sisters assist them in addressing these differences.
Furthermore, in many cases they are sexually, physically and emotionally abused by their husband and his family and eventually are abandoned. Also, their children have difficulties learning Korean and, as a result, they easily get bullied in school.
In order to help the women and their children, a few sisters are doing migrant women ministry. Sister Marie Therese is running a daytime shelter called ‘URIJIP’, which means “our home”, for the women and children.
In URIJIP, various activities take place such as learning Korean, celebrating feasts, special programs for the children in summer and winter, etc.