Durebang (My Sister’s Place) is providing online counseling services for migrant women with problems in their workplaces (clubs, bars, etc.) around U.S. military bases.
Please fill in your personal information and describe your problem in the message box below. Your message will be sent directly to Durebang, and only Durebang staff will be able to read it.
Problems may include issues with the following: illness, confinement (lock down) or abuse/assault, salary, marriage, unfavorable or unlawful things in workplace, need to leave workplace, etc.
Information you must know:
1. You should hold on to your passport and contract at all times. You should know the name(s) and contact information of your manager(s) and your agency.
2. Call immediately if you are forced into prostitution or the sex trade. Any debt acquired in your employment becomes null, and we offer free consultation and support services for you to use. Also, foreign women can delay deportation and assignment to immigration detention centers, and instead you may use non-governmental support houses.
3. If you experience confinement (lock down) and/or assault, take pictures to provide evidence for your case.
4. If the club owners do not pay you your monthly wages, you (or anyone, including Koreans, foreigners, and visa or non-visa holders) can get consultation from us.
5. If you want to change clubs, you should talk to the manager. If they do not accept your request, you can contact our consulting office.
6. Your promoter or club owner is required to provide medical insurance for you. You should be able to go to the hospital if you are ill or you have a medical emergency.
7. If you escaped from the club or if something unfavorable occurs while you are undocumented (no-visa status), come to us for consultation.
8. When getting married, if you have problems with your visa, document preparation, or fines, seek consultation from us.
9. Every married U.S. soldier has the responsibility to support his spouse and children. If there is a conflict or issue regarding your marriage or child support, you should seek help immediately from Army Community Services or the Legal Office on the U.S. military base.