Faculty Publications

Title

Domestic violence against migrant women in South Korea: Addressing the needs of a uniquely situated victim population in domestic violence policy

Document Type

Article

Keywords

domestic violence, domestic violence policy, immigrants, marriage migration, migrant women, multicultural family, South Korea

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Social Work

Volume

57

Issue

6

First Page

645

Last Page

660

Abstract

Domestic violence against migrant women entering South Korea through marriage is an emerging social problem. This article identifies the unique challenges of the migrant victims of domestic violence in the socio-cultural context of Korea. It then examines the Korean domestic violence policy response to this problem, focusing on the extent to which the government has acknowledged the challenges of migrant women, how the government attempts to remedy these challenges, and the adequacy of the government’s efforts to protect them.

Original Publication Date

11-14-2014

DOI of published version

10.1177/0020872812448492

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