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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” [...]

Reverse Discrimination Against Domestic Online Shopping Mall, Taxation Burden to Limited Products

Reverse Discrimination Against Domestic Online Shopping Mall, Taxation Burden to Limited Products

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Competition between domestic and overseas online retail companies is unfair, and industry support systems need to be overhauled to preempt the global e-commerce market, according to a recent study. According to a report commissioned by the Korea Economic Research Institute to Prof. Jung Yeon-sung of Dankook University, obstacles to the development [...]

Rights Watchdog Says Not Offering Cabin Crew Education to Men is Discrimination

Rights Watchdog Says Not Offering Cabin Crew Education to Men is Discrimination

SEOUL, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) has issued a number of recommendations to an educational institution, saying that recruiting only female students for Aircraft Cabin Service Management programs, which train flight attendants and cabin crews, is discriminatory against men. One community college selected a total of 190 [...]

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

Free Entrance for Those Who Wear Hanbok According to Gender is Discrimination

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) recommended that the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) correct a situation under which men wearing men’s hanbok and women wearing women’s hanbok only are allowed to enter historical palaces free of charge. The commission claimed that the current policy is a form [...]

Human Rights Watchdog Declares Banning Car Rentals for the Hearing-impaired a Form of Discrimination

Human Rights Watchdog Declares Banning Car Rentals for the Hearing-impaired a Form of Discrimination

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) announced on Wednesday that it is discrimination to refuse to rent a car to a hearing-impaired individual, and recommended that car rental companies establish measures to prevent a recurrence of this type of situation. Furthermore, it advised the Ministry of Land, [...]

1 out of 5 Foreigners Suffer Discrimination in S. Korea: Report

1 out of 5 Foreigners Suffer Discrimination in S. Korea: Report

SEJONG, Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — One of out of every five foreigners in South Korea suffer discrimination, due mainly to their nationalities, government data showed Wednesday. The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed that 21.2 percent of 1.3 million foreigners said they were discriminated by South Koreans. Among them, 60.9 percent said they were [...]

Discrimination vs. Rights: Controversy Swirls over No-kids Zones

Discrimination vs. Rights: Controversy Swirls over No-kids Zones

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Searching meticulously for must-go, hip places to experience fine dining or relax over a cup of coffee is a ritual practiced by many people before going out. Before rushing out brimming over with anticipation, however, there’s one more crucial step for those accompanied by children so as not to [...]

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

Restaurants Restrict Entry of Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the world commemorates White Cane Safety Day on Monday, South Korean journalists conducted a study to see if visually impaired people could freely enter restaurants with guide dogs, only to find out that visually impaired people are still subject to discrimination. Yonhap News journalists visited major restaurants in [...]

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

Seoul Court: Banning Blind People from Roller Coasters is Discriminatory

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — After more than three years of deliberation, a South Korean court has ruled that it is an act of discrimination for Everland, a major South Korean amusement park, to restrict visually impaired people’s access to roller coasters. The Seoul Central District Court delivered a verdict in a case filed [...]

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

6 in 10 Foreign Workers Experience Discrimination

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Migrant workers in Gyeonggi Province say “bias and discrimination” are their biggest challenges, second only to “language and communication obstacles”. The Gyeonggido Family & Women Research Institute filed a report on Thursday after conducting a survey of 688 foreign workers through seven Migrant Community Offices in Gyeonggi, the province [...]