Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Single mothers in South Korea still shunned for keeping their babies

World Vision Report: Unwed Mothers by Michael Rhee


South Korea prides itself on its modernity and development, but the country's citizens also maintain traditional values. Single women who become pregnant often face rejection from their families and community. Society then pressures these women to give up their babies for adoption in order to hide the shame.

The few single Korean women who choose to have their babies face an ongoing struggle. From Seoul, Michael Rhee reports.


KaDLinK said...

I am not sure if you have seen this, but this is a great organization trying to help those un-wed mothers that are out there. I currently meet with a mother once a week to help her with her English. From talking to her it really is a tough road that they face over here.

Melissa said...

Yes, actually, I am familiar with this organization. I actually wrote a blog post a month or two ago featuring the organization. Thanks...