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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 [...]

About 85% of S. Korean Citizens Think Women Are Responsible for Household Chores: Poll

About 85% of S. Korean Citizens Think Women Are Responsible for Household Chores: Poll

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The majority of Seoul citizens believe women are largely responsible for household chores, according to a household survey released Tuesday by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In the poll conducted in September last year on 42,687 Seoul citizens older than 15 in about 20,000 households, and 2,500 foreigners living in [...]

Gender Equality Education Particularly Effective for Young Students and Boys

Gender Equality Education Particularly Effective for Young Students and Boys

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Gender equality education is more impactful on the beliefs of boys compared to girls and of younger children rather than older, according to new research. The Korean Institute for Gender Equality, Promotion and Education (KIGEPE) conducted a study in which the organization investigated whether personal beliefs had changed from [...]

College Students Join Hands to Fight On-Campus Sex Crimes

College Students Join Hands to Fight On-Campus Sex Crimes

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Twenty student groups from 12 universities in the Seoul metropolitan area are promoting a solidarity campaign dubbed the Penguin Project to bring changes to the local campus culture that privately, and sometimes openly, discriminates against women.   The campaign’s title was inspired by a French book on sexual assault and [...]

Seoul to Tackle Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality

Seoul to Tackle Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality

  SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced plans to raise gender equality awareness and ensure the safety of women in Seoul yesterday in the run-up to International Women’s Day. The government’s detailed plan includes a women’s safety app which will allow police to use surveillance cameras for monitoring and dispatch officers [...]