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Korean Men and Women Divided over Gender Equality Policy

Korean Men and Women Divided over Gender Equality Policy

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a major public divide over the issue of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s vow to abolish the Ministry of Gender and Equality, two-thirds of South Koreans in their 20s believed that gender equality policies should be prioritized on the government’s agenda, a women’s think tank said Wednesday. The Korean Women’s [...]

Local Gov’ts Introduce Rigorous Childbirth Policies

Local Gov’ts Introduce Rigorous Childbirth Policies

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipalities in Gyeonggi Province are coming up with various projects to boost childbirth. The city of Yongin decided to continue offering childbirth subsidies and give out ‘First Encounter Coupons’ to be introduced by the central government. The First Encounter Coupons are 2-million-won (US$1,700) vouchers given out for each child to [...]

Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

Vehicle Emissions Control Measures Most Cost Effective Way to Achieve Fine Dust Reduction: Think Tank

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study showed that the most cost effective policy for the reduction of fine dust among the initiatives pursued by the Seoul metropolitan government is a measure targeting the mitigation of vehicle emissions. A report released on Wednesday by the Seoul Institute, a think tank for the Seoul [...]

Skepticism Grows over New Temporary Stay Permit Policy for Undocumented Migrant Children

Skepticism Grows over New Temporary Stay Permit Policy for Undocumented Migrant Children

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Skepticism is growing over the effect of the government’s new policy of granting temporary stay permits to undocumented migrant children. The Ministry of Justice is receiving applications from those who want to benefit from the policy, which is limited to children who have lived here for more than 15 [...]

Moon Administration’s Renewable Energy Policy Lays Waste to Environment

Moon Administration’s Renewable Energy Policy Lays Waste to Environment

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Criticism is rising against the government’s push for renewable energy, with many claiming that government policies are directly responsible for the devastation of the natural environment across the country. Critics specifically point at solar generation facilities and wind turbines built in mountainous areas, and solar panels set up on [...]

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

Gov’t Announces Initiative to Separate Abused Children from Abusers

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Under a new government policy, if child abuse reports are made to the police or other child protective authorities more than two times the children in concern will be separated from their abusers immediately. South Korea’s law enforcement agencies and public servants in charge of the protection of children [...]

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

Seoul Vows Greater Role in Supporting Multicultural Families Hit by COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government will play a greater role in helping multicultural households overcome various difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak, a Cabinet minister said at a forum on multiculturalism Wednesday. Minister of Gender Equality and Family Lee Jung-ok made the promise in her address delivered at the 2020 Multiculturalism [...]