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Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

Human Rights Watchdog to Look into Sexual Violence in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The state human rights watchdog said Tuesday that it will launch a full-dress probe into human rights conditions in sports circles, which are under harsh criticism in the wake of sexual assault allegations raised by athletes earlier this month.  “The National Human Rights Commission will create a special investigation [...]

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

S. Korea Introduces Measures to Wipe Out Sexual Misconduct in Sports

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a set of measures to wipe out sexual assault and abuse in sports following a sex crime case involving an Olympic short track gold medalist. The sports ministry issued an apology and introduced measures to prevent and eliminate sexual misconduct in the country’s sports [...]

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 [...]

Another Woman Indicted for Alleged False Rape Accusation Against JYJ’s Park

Another Woman Indicted for Alleged False Rape Accusation Against JYJ’s Park

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Another woman has been indicted on charges of a false sexual assault accusation against singer-actor Park Yu-chun, who was mired in a series of similar allegations last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said the 24-year-old defendant, identified only by her last name Song, is [...]

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

Adolescent Crimes in Korea Become More Elaborate, Brutal

GWANGJU, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of crimes committed by Korean adolescents is increasing, and methods are becoming more elaborate and brutal. There are increasing calls for intervention, while some demand government measures to contain such crimes that step beyond the line of teenage aberration.  A high school student, only disclosed as Choi [...]