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NCSOFT Faces Bad Game Reviews, Plunging Share Price, and Now Sexual Harassment Case

NCSOFT Faces Bad Game Reviews, Plunging Share Price, and Now Sexual Harassment Case

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean video game giant NCSOFT Corp., stricken with criticism over newly released game and a plunging share price, is yet again facing a sexual harassment case. An anonymous whistleblower at the company posted on Blind, an anonymous community of employed workers, that “certain individuals notorious for committing sexual [...]

Majority of Sexually Harassed Graduate Students Identify Professors as Offenders: Survey

Majority of Sexually Harassed Graduate Students Identify Professors as Offenders: Survey

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of the graduate students who experienced sexual harassment or violence on campus identified professors as offenders, a survey showed Tuesday. The Student Support Office at Kyung Hee University recently conducted a survey of all of the university’s graduate students, consisting of 83 male students and 230 female [...]

20-somethings Show Widest Gender Gap in Perception of Sexual Harassment: Paper

20-somethings Show Widest Gender Gap in Perception of Sexual Harassment: Paper

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Men and women in their 20s show the biggest difference in their levels of sexual harassment understanding and gender equality consciousness than other age groups, research released by the state human rights watchdog said Saturday. According to the report by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), men [...]

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

82 pct of Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Suffer in Silence

SEOUL, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent data shows that 8 out of 100 employees in the public service or at private companies in South Korea have suffered from sexual harassment at work. However, of the total victims, more than 80 percent suffered the harassment in silence and did nothing about it. According to the [...]

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

Nearly 60% of Women in Arts-Cultural Fields Have Experience of Sexual Violence: survey

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 60 percent of female workers in the cultural industry have experienced sexual harassment or assault, a government survey showed Tuesday. The poll was released by a special probe team jointly run by the National Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to look into [...]

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

NHRCK Survey Confirms High School Teachers Are Sexually Harassing Their Students

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Four out of 10 high student students believe that sexual harassment by teachers takes place in school, according to a survey carried out by a government institution. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea released on Thursday the results of an investigation into sexual harassment by teachers. Of the [...]

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

#MeToo Movement Explodes on Campus as Spring Semester Kicks Off

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — With the warmer weather marking the beginning of another school year, the #MeToo movement is exploding on university campuses across South Korea. The first day of the spring semester saw students sharing their experiences of sexual assault and harassment on social media. “Amid the #MeToo movement that has shaken the [...]