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Gender Ministry to Strengthen Family Care Service, Gender Equality Education

Gender Ministry to Strengthen Family Care Service, Gender Equality Education

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s gender ministry said Thursday that it will make constant efforts to increase public awareness of gender equality and strengthen the social safety net for minorities this year. In a 2020 policy plan submitted to the presidential office, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said its yearly [...]

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

More South Koreans Feel Holiday is Now More Gender Equal

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans felt traditional holidays, which some criticize for putting too much pressure on women, are becoming fairer for both genders, a poll showed Saturday. Asked what they thought about gender equality within families during the Chuseok holiday last year, 43.2 percent said they felt circumstances have improved in [...]

Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

Gaps on Gender Perspective Prevalent Among Male and Female S. Koreans

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teenagers have different perspectives on gender equality based on their gender, according to a recent survey. The National Youth Policy Institute conducted a survey of 9,008 teenagers, during which only 86.2 percent of male respondents agreed to the proposition that it is uncomfortable for male employees to [...]

Practical Assessment Index for Gender Equality in Income Coming Soon

Practical Assessment Index for Gender Equality in Income Coming Soon

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced Saturday that it will create guidelines to improve the gender wage gap. In the future, the city will reorganize the gender equality wage implementation guidelines of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family to suit the city and develop self-diagnosis tables that can [...]

New National Police Agency Mascot Reflects Gender Equality

New National Police Agency Mascot Reflects Gender Equality

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) has drastically refined its own administrative rules, removing unnecessary gender distinctions contained in regulations or rules and revising terms containing gender stereotypes. Accordingly, one of the mascots symbolizing police officers is expected to change into pants next year instead of a skirt. Two [...]

Korean Men, Women Still Perceive Gender Equality Differently

Korean Men, Women Still Perceive Gender Equality Differently

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite growing awareness of gender equality among Koreans, the equality gap between men and women during the traditional holidays remains wide, a recent report has shown. According to an online survey of 2,000 citizens conducted by the Seoul Foundation for Women and Family during this year’s Lunar New Year [...]

Gender Education Rises as New Alternative to Sex Education

Gender Education Rises as New Alternative to Sex Education

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Sex education is undergoing changes in and out of schools in South Korea. A series of sexual crimes and intensifying gender discrimination have led many to call for sex education that encompasses gender discussions, leading many teacher’s associations, civil groups, and startups to develop various curriculums to be taught at [...]

S. Korea to Create Posts for Gender Equality in Gov’t Offices

S. Korea to Create Posts for Gender Equality in Gov’t Offices

SEOUL, Apr. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will set up new departments dedicated to handling gender equality policies in eight government offices to better deal with sexual discrimination and abuse in the cultural and educational sectors, the gender ministry said Tuesday. Under a plan endorsed by the Cabinet , the new posts will be [...]

Over 40 pct of S. Korean Females in 20s are Feminist: Survey

Over 40 pct of S. Korean Females in 20s are Feminist: Survey

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 40 percent of South Korean women in their 20s are surveyed to have deemed themselves as feminists, reflecting a social trend in which feminism is increasingly taking root among youngsters in a male-dominated Korean society, a women’s think tank said Tuesday. The Korean Women’s Development Institute conducted a [...]

S. Korea Ranks 115th Out of 149 Countries in Gender Gap Ranking Last Year

S. Korea Ranks 115th Out of 149 Countries in Gender Gap Ranking Last Year

GENEVA, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The level of economic participation and opportunity of South Korean women is well below the world average, putting the country in 115th position out of 149 countries in terms of gender equality, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The forum’s Global Gender Gap [...]