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86 pct of Immigrant Women Face Discrimination at Work: Poll

86 pct of Immigrant Women Face Discrimination at Work: Poll

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The vast majority of immigrant women working at social welfare institutions are being discriminated against in terms of wages and career experience, a survey showed Sunday. The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions conducted a survey of 118 immigrant women working as consultants and translators at public family centers across [...]

Half of All Seoul National University Students, Faculty Believe Discrimination is Rampant on Campus

Half of All Seoul National University Students, Faculty Believe Discrimination is Rampant on Campus

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Half of all students and faculty at Seoul National University believe there is severe discrimination occurring on campus. The school, one of the country’s most prestigious universities, conducted a survey of 2,198 undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and school staff, 49.8 percent of whom said that there is a [...]

Controversy Sparks After Coffee Franchise Uses Colored Stickers to Indicate Vaccination Status

Controversy Sparks After Coffee Franchise Uses Colored Stickers to Indicate Vaccination Status

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Netizens expressed displeasure online after a coffee shop franchise distinguished vaccinated and non-vaccinated customers by affixing stickers of different colors to customer cups. A post written on an online community on Thursday talked about how a local coffee shop attached different colors of stickers based on the customer’s vaccination [...]

Majority of S. Korean Businesses in China Struggle with Discrimination: Survey

Majority of S. Korean Businesses in China Struggle with Discrimination: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Korean businesses in China are struggling with a rapidly deteriorating environment for local investment as well as regulatory discrimination compared to Chinese competitors, a major Korean business lobby group said Wednesday. The Federation of Korean Industries conducted a survey of 131 businesses (excluding financial firms) [...]

Discrimination is More Serious than Human Rights Violations in Korean Society: Survey

Discrimination is More Serious than Human Rights Violations in Korean Society: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A larger share of South Koreans believe that discrimination is more serious than human rights violations in Korean society, a survey showed. According to a survey conducted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea of 17,593 adults over 19 years of age across the country, 41.8 percent of [...]

Questions on Hijabs in Job Interviews are Discriminatory: Rights Watchdog

Questions on Hijabs in Job Interviews are Discriminatory: Rights Watchdog

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Asking a job applicant whether she will wear a hijab at work is a discriminatory action, the state human rights watchdog has said. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said Monday it has recommended the chief of an unidentified nongovernmental organization come up with measures to prevent [...]

Watchdog Says Law Mandating Higher Education for Foreign Teachers Discriminatory

Watchdog Says Law Mandating Higher Education for Foreign Teachers Discriminatory

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The current law requiring only foreigners to have a higher education qualification to teach at local cram schools, or hagwon, is discriminatory, the state human rights watchdog said Saturday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said it is discriminatory for private teaching institutes to require foreign nationals [...]

Korean Students in Japan Say Verbal Abuse Simply Due to Their Nationality is Common

Korean Students in Japan Say Verbal Abuse Simply Due to Their Nationality is Common

SEOUL, April 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that ethnic Korean high school and university students in Japan regularly experience discrimination in everyday life simply because they are South or North Korean. The Korean Scholarship Foundation, affiliated with the Korean Residents Union in Japan, conducted a survey of 1,030 high school and university [...]

Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

Migrant Workers Face Discrimination over Vaccination

SEOUL, March 1 (Korea Bizwire) – As South Korea’s coronavirus vaccine drive kicks off, hopes are rising for a rapid return to normal life. However, migrant workers, often excluded from the government’s quarantine policies, are more concerned than they are excited for the vaccine. “We haven’t heard about any vaccination plans for migrant workers yet,” said Udaya [...]