At the ceremony (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Can Tho (VNA) – The Women’s Association of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Korea Centre for United Nations Human Rights Policy (KOCUN) jointly launched a project to support Vietnamese women married to the Republic of Korea (RoK) men on October 27 in Can Tho city. 

The RoK-funded 11.4 billion VND project, called “Korea-Vietnam Caring”, aims to provide financial aid, legal consultancy and psychological advice to the women and their Vietnamese-Korean children in Can Tho city and Mekong Delta provinces. It also launches the first synthetic caring system for multicultural Vietnamese-Korean families in Vietnam. 

Numerous female Vietnamese married to RoK men have returned to their home country in recent years, and most of them and their mixed Vietnamese-Korean children have encountered difficulties, said Diep Thi Thu Hong, Chairwoman of the municipal Women’s Association 

The project is expected to be the first in Can Tho offering solutions to tackling problems faced by those people and their children, she added. 

Speaking at the event, Park Noh Wan, RoK Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City expressed his confidence in the feasibility of the project in raising awareness of Vietnamese women in marriage with foreigners as well as methods to re-adapt to their lives after returning home. 

The project will offer participants classes on Korean language and training courses on Korean culture and multicultural family assistant policies concerning Korean-married migrant women. It also will provide legal aid on divorce procedures for Vietnamese brides. 

There will be legal document supports for mixed children and vocational training for returning divorced women through the project./.