Gyeonggi Provincial Government appointed its first migrant woman public officer in charge of multi-cultural policies. The decision was made for effective establishment and enforcement of its multi-cultural policies.
On August 4, Gyeonggi-do announced that it hired Ariong (Mongol, 36) on August 3 as a contract-based public officer through special open employment in June. It also said that she would undertake supportive tasks for multi-cultural families in the Department of Women and Family Policy Affairs.
Gyeonggi-do government focuses on increased effectiveness and realities of its multi-cultural policies by having an intermarried woman participate in the establishment of related policies and monitor their proceedings.
The government said that Ariong is an Mongolian woman living in Korea who married to a Korean in 2002 and has 2 children. It also explained that she has her Master's degree in Mongol and understands quite thoroughly the difficulties and lives of migrant women in Korea through her one and a half year-old experience as a counselor and translator at the Emergency Support Center for Migrant Women run by the Ministry of Gender Equality.
An officer of the government expressed expectations. "She would visit and talk with intermarried migrant women frequently, resolve conflicts including cultural differences for newly arrived migrant women in the process of settlement, and be instrumental in the establishment and enforcement of multi-cultural policies in Gyeonggi Province."
During the month of August, Ariong is scheduled for a warm-up process of adaptation and on-spot practices to be a public officer. She would begin her work on September which includes supportive duties such as lectures, consultations, and translations for public, businesses, and civic organizations.
Gyeonggi-do plans to consider expanded employment of intermarried migrants based on the evaluation of her performances.