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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 [...]

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

Court Orders Online Shopping Malls to Pay Compensation for Discrimination Against Visually-impaired People

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Three major online shopping site operators have been ordered by a South Korean court to pay compensation for discrimination against visually-impaired people. In a collective suit filed against SSG.com, Lotte Mart and e-Bay Korea by about 960 visually-impaired people, the Seoul Central District Court ruled partially in favor of [...]

Discrimination, Hatred Against Trans People ‘Serious’ in S. Korea: Watchdog

Discrimination, Hatred Against Trans People ‘Serious’ in S. Korea: Watchdog

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Many transgender people in South Korea have experienced discrimination and hatred in everyday life, a survey by the state human rights watchdog showed Wednesday. A total of 591 transgender aged 19 or above took part in the survey on the discrimination they have experienced under nine criteria, including daily [...]

S. Korea Sees More Hatred and Discrimination Following Virus Outbreak

S. Korea Sees More Hatred and Discrimination Following Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Fear over coronavirus infection is inciting hatred and discrimination in Korean society. Participants at the 10th World Human Rights Cities Forum, held at the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center in the southwestern city of Gwangju from Oct. 7-10, agreed that discrimination and hatred towards foreigners, sexual minorities, and religious groups [...]

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 [...]