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VN-Korean counselling project focuses on mixed marriages

Update: July, 17/2015 - 14:55
A representative of Vietnam Women's Union and the Vietnamese Women's Cultural Centre in the Republic of Korea sign a co-operation project on supporting Vietnamese women who marry Korean men yesterday in Hau Giang Province. – Photo

HAU GIANG (VNS) — The Vietnam Women's Union (VWU) and Vietnamese Women's Cultural Centre (VWCC) in the Republic of Korea (RoK) have launched a marriage counselling project in Vi Thanh City, Hau Giang Province.

The US$390,000 Korean project will be piloted over 18 months in the northern Hai Duong province and the southern Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, VWCC General Director Koo Gyo Hoom said at the event. He said the project would focus on giving counselling, education and pre- and post-marriage support.

He said the project aimed to raise the awareness of women in cross-culture marriages in line with the two nations' regulations, to reduce the risks involved in illegal international marriage brokerages.

VWU Vice President Bui Thi Hoa said there should be further dissemination of information on mixed marriages and improvement in the operations of marriage counselling centres to realise the project's targets.

According to statistics from the public security ministry, about 115,600 Vietnamese nationals married foreigners from more than 50 countries and territories between 2008 and 2014. Since 2004, more than 11,000 women in Hau Giang have married foreigners, 70 per cent of them being from the RoK. — VNS

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