Yoojin Kim

Yoojin Kim

MPP 2011, Cultural Bridge Fellow
Asian Migrant Centre, Hong Kong

Yoojin conducted an independent research project that looked into best practices of economically empowering migrant women in Asia. As a basis for this research, she first spent the summer working at the Asian Migrant Centre in Hong Kong, assisting Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) and Migration and Development (M&D) Programs. She then carried out case studies of other non-profit organizations in key host countries of Asia's female migrants such as Singapore and South Korea through field research and data analysis. Through this research, she explored innovative models of economic empowerment for the growing number of migrant women and families in Asia, with the ultimate aim of increasing their capacity in political and social arena as well.