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Year

History
Oct. 1996

“Association for Foreign Workers’ Rights in Busan” launched.

1997

Korean Lessons for migrant workers opened

The 1st  issue of the ⌜Asian Workers' News⌟ , English newspaper for migrant workers published.

The 1st issue of the “Living together” published.

Free Dental Clinic for migrant workers opened

Jeong Guesun, the representative of SOMI awarded the 6th Democratic Citizen Award from  the Busan Democratic Memorial Association.

1999

<<Handbook for migrant workers>>(Korean-English version) Published

2000

<<Whitepaper of Human Rights of Foreign Trainees for Industry and Technology>> Published (in cooperation with the Association of Migrant Workers)

‘Research on the Actual status of undocumented migrant workers’ proceeded (with the Labor Ministry)

‘Migrant Workers’ Culture Festival’ held

2001

'Hanultari’ emergency shelter for migrant workers opened

‘Photo Gallery of Migrant Workers’, May Day Cultural Festival

Sports Contest for Migrant Workers

1st Korean Speech Contest of Migrant Workers. (Every year after this)

1st ‘Lecture on Human Rights’ for Citizens. (Every year after this)

‘Windows to Asia’, monthly lecture

Jeong Guesun awarded Appreciation Plaque from Gilim Newspaper in China

SOMI Staffs got Training from UN Human Rights Commission

2002

‘Saving Child’ of Afgan Refugees

<<Whitepaper on Human Rights of Industrial Trainees of foreign investment companies>> Published (in an association with Human Rights Solidarity of Migrant Women)

Legislation Open Hearing of Human Rights Protection Laws for migrant workers

<<Handbook for volunteers>> published

‘March for peace ‘– Memorial Ceremony for Global Migrant Workers Day

2003

Photo Display titled ‘War, peace and hope’ (at the Democracy Park)

Chuseok Cultural Festival

2004

Visiting Program for Korean Workers of the Korean corporations located in Indonesia-Philippine and returned-home migrant workers.

‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens (every year after this)

2005

‘Eulim’, the Center for Married migrants and Multi-Culture families, a branch of SOMI.

‘Research Institute of Migration and Human Rights’

2nd ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens
2006

Registered as an incorporated association

Eulim published <<Speak slowly>>

The Research Institute of Migration and Human Rights published <<The current status of migration policies and future project for local autonomous entities.

3rd ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens

2007

Research Institute of Migration and Human Rights published <<Living together with Migrants>>

200nd Asian Workers' News

4th ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens

2008

Book of Counseling cases (Vietnamese and Chinese)

Received the ‘Human Rights Award” from the Citizens Association for proceeding 2008 Human Rights Culture Festival in memory of 60th World Human Rights Declaration.

Symposium for <The educational realities and the experience of the children from multi-cultural families>

5th ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens

2009

Renamed into <Solidarity with Migrants> in integration with Asia Peace and Human Rights Solidarity.

Educational Center for Multi-culture human rights, a branch launched.

<Actual Status Report on Migrant Workers working on companies of the Metal Labor Union> published.

‘6th Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens

<Hey, Korean Society – Free Speech of migrants> to celebrate the Global Migrants’ Day

2010

3rd Academy for migrants

Medical Seminar of the free clinic by the Network of Migrants Health

Educational Materials for Migrants member of the Metal Union. (4 different languages)

7th ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens.

2011

Classroom for migrant parents

4th Academy for migrants

Medical Meeting for ensuring health rights of migrants.

Expanding the Scholarship program ‘Dream wings to Vietnamese teenagers.

Training migrant activists for medical interpretation and translation

8th ‘Asia Culture Festival’ with Busan Citizens.

2012

Workshop for multi-culture in the textbooks of Elementary school

Meeting for the programs to support migrants with Busan City

Training migrant activists for medical interpretation and translation

<10 millions of flowers> Photo Gallery

1.Oct. 10, 2012 : Opening Ceremony

2.Oct. 21, 2012 : ‘Asia Culture Festival’