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S. Korea to Enhance Protection of Foreign Wives from Violence

S. Korea to Enhance Protection of Foreign Wives from Violence

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will create a multi-language police hotline to better protect foreign wives from domestic violence, the gender ministry said Friday. The government will also ban men with records of serious crimes from bringing in foreign brides and enhance education for marriage migrants and mix-race families to help them [...]

S. Korea to Ban Men with Domestic Violence Record from Marrying Immigrants

S. Korea to Ban Men with Domestic Violence Record from Marrying Immigrants

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to enact legislation aimed at prohibiting men with a criminal record of domestic violence from marrying foreign brides, the justice ministry said Thursday. The enactment of the legislation, of which the ministry will make a prior announcement on Monday, comes as part of the government follow-up [...]

“One-Strike” Policy Prohibits International Marriage for Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

“One-Strike” Policy Prohibits International Marriage for Those Convicted of Domestic Violence

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A “one-strike” system will be introduced to prevent ex-convicts of domestic violence from inviting foreigners from Vietnam and other countries to get married internationally. The measure is aimed at preventing such incidents as the “Vietnamese marriage immigrant assault case,” in which a video clip of indiscriminate assault on a [...]

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

Twice the Risk of Depression Among Women When Domestic Violence Occurs

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team led by Prof. Cho Chang-soo and Prof. Han Kyu-man from Korea University College of Medicine announced on Monday that it had classified 1,003 people out of 9,217 married couples who had no symptoms of depression at the time of the survey but showed signs of depression [...]

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

Four in 10 Female Marriage Immigrants Suffer Domestic Violence: Report

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — About four out of 10 female marriage immigrants in South Korea have experienced domestic violence, according to a government report released Wednesday. The report, compiled by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea on the basis of a poll of 920 foreign women married to Korean men, also found [...]

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

Police to Double Manpower in Response to Rising Domestic Violence

SEOUL, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Police in Seoul said Saturday that they will double the number of officers in charge of handling domestic violence cases and implement stronger measures to protect victims. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) announced the measures, noting that the number of family violence cases reported in the capital city [...]