Supporting interracial marriage: Korean men to receive 1mill won for interracial weddings
Due to the increase in interracial marriages and the high rates of divorce pegged on lack of mutual understanding, come October, Korean men planning to marry foreign women will be able to attend a program to learn about interracial marriage before tying the knot.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) this program is geared towards assisting married immigrants live in Korea as members of society, not as foreigners. It will largely compare and contrast successful and failed marriages.
"The Ministry of Gender Equality offers similar programs in cooperation with local governments. Our program is specialized for bridegrooms-to-be, because we thought they need educating the most," said Lee Soon-deok of the Women and Family Affairs (WFA).
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Since most people are usually reluctant to attend such programs, the men will receive 1 million won ($820) in financial aid for their interracial wedding as an incentive upon completion of the 20-hour course. The city will also offer Korean language lessons and job training courses for married immigrants to help them get jobs. Postpartum care and subsidies for babysitters will also be provided to immigrant women delivering babies.
Now what more can a married immigrant ask for besides being helped to adapt in a foreign country both financially and sorting out the language barrier issue? Kudos Seoul. Wish more countries could be this supportive of interracial marriage.
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