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Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

Far-right Christians Hinder Legislation at National Assembly

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Far-right Christian groups are obstructing the works of the National Assembly with protests against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals. Representatives at the National Assembly in charge of submitting or processing bills related to human rights protection are constantly hindered by these groups, who call the bills ‘legislation [...]

Nine in 10 Koreans Worried About Discrimination Due to Coronavirus

Nine in 10 Koreans Worried About Discrimination Due to Coronavirus

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Nine in 10 South Koreans fear they could be discriminated against following the coronavirus outbreak, a poll said Tuesday, indicating the pandemic may have heightened public sensitivity to discrimination. In the poll of 1,000 adults nationwide by the National Human Rights Commission, 91.1 percent said they agree to the [...]

Seven in 10 Citizens Think Korean Society is Deeply Discriminative

Seven in 10 Citizens Think Korean Society is Deeply Discriminative

SEOUL, June 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of South Koreans think discrimination and human rights violations in the country are serious, a survey showed Friday. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea unveiled the results of its first annual survey on human rights conditions in the country, conducted with 13,077 adults across the country [...]

S. Korean Religious Activists Call for Legislation Banning Discrimination Against Minorities

S. Korean Religious Activists Call for Legislation Banning Discrimination Against Minorities

SEOUL, June 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A human rights advocate group for minorities demanded Wednesday the government enact legislation to protect the country’s minorities from hatred and discrimination. In a press conference held in downtown Seoul, the group urged the country to acknowledge persistent racial discrimination against migrant workers and other minorities. “Although the country [...]

Discrimination on Mask Distribution Disheartens Korean Society

Discrimination on Mask Distribution Disheartens Korean Society

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid nationwide confusion over the distribution of protective masks following the coronavirus outbreak, discrimination over the supply of masks is disheartening many. Hyundai Motor Co., while giving out proper dust-prevention masks to regular workers, distributed ‘mouth warmers’ to irregular employees. “You can’t just make irregular workers hold hammers and [...]

One in Five N.K. Defectors Experienced Discrimination in S. Korea Last Year

One in Five N.K. Defectors Experienced Discrimination in S. Korea Last Year

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — About one out of five North Korean defectors experienced discrimination in South Korea last year mostly due to “cultural” differences, a survey showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted by the Hana Foundation, a state-run agency that helps resettlement of North Korean defectors, 17.2 percent of 3,000 defectors polled [...]

Coronavirus and the Spread of Hatred

Coronavirus and the Spread of Hatred

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the unrest caused by the coronavirus, some South Koreans residing overseas are being subject to discrimination. Foreign netizens posted malicious comments online after Son Heung-min, a South Korean football player for Tottenham Hotspur, was seen making a small cough following a victorious match against Manchester City last Monday. [...]

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

S. Korean Women Up in Arms over Discrimination and Misogynist Hate Crimes

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Women in South Korea have higher levels of resentment, depression and anger compared to men. The average “frustration” scale was 2.64 out of 4, according to a survey of 5,000 adult men and women in the country by the Korean Women’s Development Institute. Broken down by gender, the “frustration” [...]