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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 [...]

S. Korea Ranked near Bottom in Women’s Economic Empowerment

S. Korea Ranked near Bottom in Women’s Economic Empowerment

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea ranks among the lowest in terms of women’s economic empowerment, with its pay gap between men and women estimated to need more than 100 years to close if the current pace continues, an annual report said Tuesday.  The Women In Work Index 2017 released by the PricewaterhouseCoopers [...]

BMO Financial Group Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

BMO Financial Group Recognized in Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – BMO Financial Group today announced that it is one of 52 firms recognized in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index. The index provides investors and organizations with standardized aggregate data across company gender statistics, employee policies, gender-conscious product offerings and external community support and engagement. Those included [...]

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) announced Sunday that will be revising its regulations on broadcasting deliberation in an effort to promote gender equality on television programs and for online video content. The amendment comes as a measure to combat Korea’s recently-expanding gender hatred culture, and will ban all [...]

Glass Ceiling Still Omnipresent at Korean Corporations

Glass Ceiling Still Omnipresent at Korean Corporations

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,” said Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton during the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday.  Korea cracked a similar glass ceiling in 2012, with President Park Geun-hye becoming the first woman president of Korea. But according to experts, Korea [...]

Online Battle of Sexes Still Raging in Korea after Gangnam Station Murder

Online Battle of Sexes Still Raging in Korea after Gangnam Station Murder

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been 70 days since the Gangnam Station murder, which sparked the ongoing controversy over gender crimes in South Korea. The recent issue of a voice actress from the online game “Closer” being fired for wearing a ‘feminist’ t-shirt has started another fiery battle of the sexes on social [...]